Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bridge shadows and trams

Shadows of four of the 66 steel cables on Calatrava's Bridge of Strings.

(My gift to Hey Harriet's Shadow Shot Sunday.)

Catenary masts have sprouted all along the bridge.
The overhead wires were just recently electrified.
Now we anxiously await the first test of the new trams going over the bridge on their own power.
A photographer at work (or at play) in the shadow of the bridge.
(The bridge being for Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridges.)
The 119-meter bridge mast towers over the parked, still-not-ridden-in trams.
More shadows! Of both bare and leafy trees waiting to be planted along the route of Jerusalem's light rail.
Hopefully the system will open in April and we will get our first pictures from inside the carriages.
Meanwhile, these new signs of progress are exciting!


VP said...

An interesting moment and some great cars. I have already seen something like this in Paris, few years ago, when they opened the Tramway des Maréchaux. Now, I am quite envious of both!

cieldequimper said...

Dina, the first shot is a work of art in itself.

Laura said...

terrific shadows Dina...interesting little cars...don't think they would well here once the snow starts piling up though!!!

Elisa said...

What a great bridge! Amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Sunday
Elisa, Argentina

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bridge of Strings,
making sweet music
with your wings

SSS: Antlers

Jim said...

Great bridge.

Hey Harriet said...

I really like the bridge of strings! Against that gorgeous blue sky it looks awesome! Those bare trees look a little sad. Maybe once they've been planted they'll begin to look happy :)

Have a great week!

Kay said...

Wonderful photos, Dina. I wish we could have our train system underway. It's mired in politics right now... and a tight budget.

Francisca said...

Nice to see more angles of this bridge... and its shadows...

Rob Siemann said...

I didn't really know a lot about Santiago Calatrava until a short while ago, but I am VERY surprised by the number of his works I have actually seen without knowing he made them, from a train station in Lisbon to a bridge in Venice, a Galleria in Toronto, a science museum in his hometown Valencia, and so on and so forth. Can't wait to see what he's done in Yerushalaim!

Unknown said...

Calatrava's works are so photogenic! I especially like the top shot.