Thursday, April 15, 2010

Samuel Beckett Bridge

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The newest bridge over Dublin's River Liffey is the Samuel Beckett Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava to look like a harp lying on its side.
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More skies can be found at Skywatch Friday.
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34 comments:

Mojo said...

The harp in general is an extremely important piece of Irish history I'm told. It's been used in heraldic devices for a long time.

This is fantastic. Form isn't following function here, it's intertwined with it. Brilliant!

Frida said...

Such a beautiful bridge.

Leora said...

Do you know about Paul's bridge meme? Send this one in...it's great, and he'd so appreciate it. Here's last week:
bridge meme

Yes, how musical!

Daryl said...

It reminds me of the 'new' bridge in Boston: click here

Thom said...

I love it. I've never seen one that looks like that. Excellent :)

Fiona said...

What a fantastic bridge. I've never been to Ireland.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic capture. Very beautiful bridge.

Spiderdama said...

What a beatuiful bridge and great shot!
Have a nice weekend:-)

Steffi said...

Great photo and good choice for a SWF!Thank you for sharing!

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a fantastic bridge, a great shot for SWF.

Gill in Canada

Cheryl said...

I think that's the prettiest bridge I've ever seen.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, that is the most beautiful bridge I've ever seen! What a fantastic shot, Robin! And such lovely skies as well! Have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful :)

Mimi said...

You got a beautiful photo of it, Robin. I've walked across it, but didn't know it was a harp lying on its side... you're putting me to shame!

Mimi said...

BTW, the two red&white striped chimneys in the background are from an electricity generating station that was decommissioned a couple of weeks ago!
The argument now is whether to demolish those twin towers that are part of Dublin's landscape.

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eden said...

Beautiful bridge. Love the design. Great shot. Have a great weekend

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If I plucked your strings,
O bridge, would their vibrations
lull me to sweet sleep?

My Sky

EG Wow said...

OH MY! The Irish know how to build fabulous bridges!

J Bar said...

Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pixel said...

Samuel Beckett Bridge is a beautiful bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava! Amazing work and great photography! Thanks for sharing this!

Pixellicious Photos

bermudabluez said...

That is one really COOL looking bridge!!! What a beautiful photo! Great catch, Robin!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

beautiful bridge,just like the bridge they are still working on here in taiwan...

Heckety said...

Its is very beautiful, but already people are calling it the Harp Bridge rather than the Samuel Beckett! The day they delivered the sae-crane to start putting the bridge together we happened to be returning to Dublin by ferry so we had a brilliant view of the kerfuffle!

Regina said...

Such a lovely bridge.
Great capture Robin.
Happy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful bridge and beautiful photo. Thank you!
Linda

uberrhund said...

What a neat bridge! I have crossed the river Liffy a few times but that was long ago and none of the stone bridges were this marvelous!~

Smalltown RN said...

that is a wonderful sky and skyline....my question to you...what took you so far from home? What an adventure for you and your children...

Robin said...

Actually my children and I (and of course my husband) live in Israel, which is in fact quite far from where we grew up in the US, but Dublin was just a quickie kid-free getaway while my parents were visiting and could watch the kids :).

The why Israel question is a much longer one that I'll save for another day. For now I'll just say that it's home, and has been for twenty years now.

Patti said...

The design of that bridge is so imaginative. It's really a piece of art.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You could be a photographer for a living, second print I would buy, satisfied customer I am having bought the Dublin colorful pussy willows...
Linda

Robin said...

I would LOVE to make a living as a photograper Linda, or at least to make part of my living that way. It would be such an incredible thing, to be able to actually make a living doing and sharing what I love.

To that end, if there are any images here that someone out there wants to purchase that aren't in my shop, by all means let me know and I'll get them in there for you right away :).

RivkA with a capital A said...

looks just like the bridge in Jerusalem, that I just recently realized is meant to evoke the image of King David' harp.....

kaye said...

wow--that is a work of art!