zondag 16 februari 2014

Mathematical Bridge

The Mathematical Bridge is connecting two parts of Queens' College over the river Came in Cambridge. First build in 1749 by James Essex and designed by William Etheridge it was rebuild in 1866 and 1905. Since it consist only from straight pieces of wood but looks like a curve the name Mathematical came in use despite its original name Wooden Bridge.
One for sunday bridges here.

9 opmerkingen:

  1. A straight bridge with arch. That's interesting and inventive.

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  2. I just wonder if Etheridge actually sat down and worked it out mathematically/geometrically or just made it all up as he and Essex proceeded with the construction?

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  3. Nice shot, other than the modern clothing this has the feel of some impressionist paintings from the 19th century.

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  4. Looks really great. And it's sure nice to see a happy bright day in your image. We had so much grey cold here.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. Fascinating! The way the straight pieces of wood are arranged makes for an optical illusion - at first glance, one thinks the wood is curved. A fine contribution to Sunday Bridges!

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  6. Very peaceful scene...and a reminder that a much needed summer is on it's way.....

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  7. And the dots of pixels lead our eyes to see an image. Our brains revel in approximations.

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