Bridge on the NY state route 59

A bridge on New York state route 59 out of Suffern, NY over the Norfolk Southern railway. The bridge itself is no more than a 100 feet across but the geometric patterns of the metal structure distributes weight beautifully.

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Road bridge on NY state route 59. Click on picture for a larger version

Processed in Silver Efex Pro. Photographed with a Nikon D7000 camera.

 

George Washington Bridge, New York

The George Washington Bridge is a major link between New Jersey and New York. This double-decked suspension bridge was constructed between 1927 and 1931.  Over 102 million vehicles use the bridge in a year, making it the busiest bridges in the world. The photo below is that of one of the two pillars that support the 1450m long bridge.

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George Washington Bridge. Click on the picture for a larger version

I took this picture from the roof of a moving car, and my friend obligingly slowed down to a crawl so I could try to get the best possible shot. Thankfully, it was not rush hour and traffic was sparse but slow-moving.

 

Urbine-ator!!

The latest design in wind turbine technology for urban settings appears to be the vertical turbine. I have read somewhere that these are called urbines (for urban turbines)!! The photo below is a composite of 3 shots taken in quick succession and then merged.

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Vertical turbine in action. Click on photo for a larger version.

Photographed at the BT Convention Centre, Albert Dock, Liverpool with a Panasonic TZ30 compact camera.

 

The Royal Verandah

The term verandah has made its way to English via India and refers to an open roofed courtyard around a bungalow or terrace. According to Wikipedia, a verandah  “commonly refers to balconies on cruise ships and some hotel properties. It is also described as an open pillared gallery, generally roofed, built around a central structure.”. The following verandah is from the Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, India. Photographed as a single bracketed frame, this image was converted to black-and-white in Silver Efex Pro to add texture and tonal contrast.

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Pillared and beautifully decorated verandah at the Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India

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Infinite doors at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad, India

Photographed at the Chowmahalla Palace, the seat of the Nizams of Hyderabad, India (January 2012).

 

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A view of one of the sides of the Barcelona Cathedral