Thursday, October 09, 2008

RAMSEY SWING BRIDGE

Ramsey Swing Bridge No 9 of 100
RAMSEY DAILY PHOTO

This was actually taken last week on a fairly blue sky day. It's no 9 in the series of same subject different view. It's been a while since we had the bridge so today it's bridge day. I wanted a fresh one taken today as it was so glorious, but there were funny little men with cones working very diligently and attentively so I thought best to leave them to it. Instead I took some of those pubs you asked for,a gorgeous ship called The New Wave and the odd person sneaking into the shot. OK, should say who I've sneaked into shot.

Ramsey Swing Bridge was built in 1892 by the Cleveland Engineering Company at a cost of £2o,325(what would that be in today's terms?) primarily to transport people to the other side of the harbour, to the newly built housing that had emerged around this time.

The bridge is still the main access route across the harbour. At certain times of the day the bridge is closed to cars and pedestrians when it is swung out to allow tall mast boats through. It was also featured in another British Film called The Martins, Staring Lee Evans and Kathy Burke. It's also going to feature heavily in this blog as I never get bored of photographing it.

The two paragraphs above were from one of my own earlier narratives. It's perfectly fine to plagiarize oneself, it's just others I take an exception to text images or ideas. To add a little coincidence to the post and the weird world of blogging take Mrs N. of MRS NESBITT'S PLACE .Her husband did his apprenticeship with the very same Cleveland Engineering Company, and yes Mrs N. is coming again next year for the TT. Spooky.

It's busy Wednesday here, always is. Gary is working on the cartoon for the BBC tonight, so my main job is supplying cups of sugary coffee. Obviously with the economic climate as it is this cartoon is a very important one. Lots of huffing and head shaking from him and a floor full of sketches. It's going to be a long night. Artists!

37 comments:

George Townboy said...

Love it! 100 different views of the bridge ... quite a project! I should be so organized, lol.

Neva said...

It was certainly a lovely day on the day you took this! Nice bridge!...and it's a smaller world than we think sometimes isn't it?

BRAD, BOSTON said...

LB,

How does the bridge swing? Maybe one a week of the bridge? Thanks for the pubs lowdown. Red, white and blue work well. Nailed it again LB.

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot. The sky is amazing.

mannanan said...

Wow when I saw this I thought it was one of Gary's new style of images it's so perfect. Yes today was a perfect day so I was out on my bike and crossed the bridge and stopped to talk to the little funny men as I knew one of them and asked what they were working on. I had presumed that it was broken as the road was closed off and the tide was fairly low but in fact they have move the gate on the Peverell side nearer to the bridge itself. Spooky but it was the first time that I'd noticed the plaque on the bridge stating when and where built and I posted it today on my site....

Virginia said...

FInd some of those of Sarah Palin on the floor and sell em off to us. I would dearly love to buy one of G's cast offs! In this economy it might sound lucrative!

Your favorite bridge is lovely as always, B. Keep at it.

jill said...

I never tire of seeing your bridge. And this angle and blue sky is perfect.

Antoine said...

Bravo we see the bridge in colours. Posctards yes?

John said...

Impressive shot and very nice perspective!

Eki Akhwan said...

The white structural patterns against the clear blue sky look wonderful, Babooshka.

Boise Diva said...

Ah - you're Gary's muse, as well as coffee supplier...

magiceye said...

very appealing photograph indeed!

Chuck Pefley said...

Babooshka, was that you complaining about no sunshine and dull grey skies?

I think this bridge must be from somewhere other than your neck of the woods :)

Love the graphic quality of the hard lines and accompanying shadow design.

Marie-Noyale said...

A perfect blue sky on the island!!
I do love bridges too...
Hope we will see the results of tonight "puffing and muffing"while drinking coffee!

Lynette said...

It's quite easy to see why you never tire of photographing this beautiful bridge. Several bridges across the Willamette in Portland used to be swing bridges. Over time, they've been replaced by those that either open upwards in the middle or that raise straight up as a complete section. Bridges are such wonderful objects--I'm glad you're taking frequent photos of this one.

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Hooow...i like the wonderful colors and contrast you have catch here.

Olivier said...

superbe le pont qui sert de cadre au ciel (ciel vraiment superbe, je me demande ce que tu vas nous proposer demain)

Laurie said...

Babooshka, this is superb. WOw, what a sky. It's magic there, I'm convinced.

Hope Gary found his creation! That sugary coffee sounds good...

Jackie said...

Wow, that sky colour is really something else! I've never seen a blue quite like it.

Layrayski said...

Very vivid image! Love it!

Baruch said...

Great pic - great point of view, the colour is beautiful and as usual, your info very interesting.

Sally said...

I luuurve bridges - maybe a frustrated engineer??

Thanks for visiting me at Sydney Daily Photo while I was away. I’m back from Queensland now and transmission should resume as normal. And the crocs didn't get me!

Migs CFL fan said...

Stunning colors in this pic, thanks for sharing.

Cheers

http://reginainpictures.blogspot.com/

Jim said...

It looks small from this view. Can two cars fit across at the same time?

Webradio said...

Beautiful sky, nice bridge, and thank you for the explain !

Tanya said...

Just beautiful Babooshka! I don't think you could have photographed this on a better day! So vivid!

marley said...

9 down 91 to go!

How blue is the sky?! It looks lovely over there. I like how one bridge can be seen in so many different ways :)

Ms. Hays said...

I can't take my eyes off that sky! Absolutely Gorgeous!!!

RuneE said...

What else can I say but: I loved it??
Picture, history and all.

Concerning plagiarization: If you steal from one it is called plagiarization. If you steal from many it is called research.

Bibi said...

Vibrant! Love the blues, the shadows... We actually saw some blue sky here, wonder of wonders.

Professor said...

Love the swing bridge and the sky does look so pristine! lovely!

birdsong1 said...

Uh oh, I think my comment just got eaten...so here goes again.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is lovely too. I like the boat photo, it reminds me of a plastic one I had when I was a kid!
Congrats on your 200th post too and the success you've had!

Regards,
Lisa

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

This picture is truly lovely. I think blogger might be having a glitch now because I can't view it larger!

TOM FOOLERY said...

B.great image. Sorry missed your 200th bash.Here's to the next 200 TFx

Dusty Lens said...

What I like is the repeating diamonds. This is a visually ppealing bridge.

Louis la Vache said...

The brilliant blue of the sky really makes the bridge 'pop.' Great addition to the series, Babooshka!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

I'm late but glad not to miss another lovely picture of the Ramsey Swing bridge.
Beautiful picture with the bright blue and white sky behind.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of the series.
Thank you for visiting MDS and your encouraging comments.

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