Cindy Flood, USA
> Bridge detail
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Those mud nests are from the annual nesting of swallows on the London Bridge.
Sony Alpha 55
Minolta 24-105mm f/3.5-4.5 AF D
1/125s f/8.0 at 55.0mm iso100
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Oh, I love this! Love that lamp post too. Well composed!
Frank Kavanagh Photography
Fantastic detail in this bridge, real tradesmen when this beauty was built.
Nice job, Cindy!
A fine picture and the story to go with it is fantastic!
In 1967, the Common Council of the City of London placed the bridge on the market and began to look for potential buyers. Council member Ivan Luckin had put forward the idea of selling the bridge, and recalled: "They all thought I was completely crazy when I suggested we should sell London Bridge when it needed replacing." On 18 April 1968, Rennie's bridge was sold to the Missourian entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch of McCulloch Oil for US$2,460,000. The claim that McCulloch believed mistakenly that he was buying the more impressive Tower Bridge was denied by Luckin in a newspaper interview. As the bridge was taken apart, each piece was numbered to aid re-assembly. The bridge was reconstructed at Lake Havasu City, Arizona, and re-dedicated on 10 October 1971. The reconstruction of Rennie's London Bridge spans the Bridgewater Channel canal that leads from Lake Havasu to Thomson Bay, and forms the centrepiece of a theme park in English style, complete with a Tudor period shopping mall. Rennie's London Bridge has become Arizona's second-biggest tourist attraction, after the Grand Canyon.
I have heard so many stories about this bridge it is nice to see the detail up close like this.. interesting ballasts and stone work.. nice lamp and perfect lighting with that nice blue sky.
So much lovely detail that one would miss just looking at an overall view of the bridge.
The light is lovely. Nice that it was made from guns and not the other way around.
Yes, This is the London Bridge. The stones were numbered when the bridge was dismantled. Some of the stones still have the numbers visible. This lamp was made from canons from the Battle of Waterloo that were melted down and formed into the lamps.
Interesting detail shot. I was wondering if this was the London Bridge. It's amazing that it could be transported and reassembeled with such precision.