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The Golden Wheels

 

This counter-weight City Bridge crosses the river IJssel in Kampen, Netherlands.

 

HAPPY BOAT FRIDAY.

Have a great weekend!


 

The Golden Wheels

 

This counter-weight City Bridge crosses the river IJssel in Kampen, Netherlands.

 

HAPPY BOAT FRIDAY.

Have a great weekend!


 

comments (37)

Oh beautiful beautiful beautiful!! I love the bridge itself- how incredible is that... and your image is just amazing. I do love how the golden wheels stand out so nicely with your processing!
Ginnie Hart: I could stand for hours watching bridges like this, Elizabeth. But this one happens to be one of the most handsome of its kind I've ever seen! Thank you.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Aug 2012, 06:44
This looks so good, Ginnnie
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Lisl. Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Aug 2012, 06:50
Beautiful angle from the bridge. The video of the bridge is just amazing. Each time I see technology like this, I feel some pride in me, that 'we' Dutch have these inventions.
'Almost weekend', as we use to say at work smile
Ginnie Hart: Your Dutch inventions still blow me away and this kind of bridge is one of them. I could just watch them for hours. Seriously. I never get ho-hum about them. Hartstikke bedankt. Bring the weekend on!
  • Richard T
  • Back in Leicester UK
  • 3 Aug 2012, 06:53
The art of controlling water systems. I'm sure some of this superb knowledge could be translated into the similar needs of, er ... shall we say, some of our more mature members of society.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! It took me awhile, Richard, but I finally got it. Yes...if only! grin
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:36
This is an amazing construction Ginnie. Built to let large craft through I should imagine?
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Chris. Thnaks. It's one of the best counter-weight bridges I have seen here in the Netherlands. I could stand and watch it for hours. So fascinating.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2012, 07:41
an intersting toning - I remember well this impressive stadbrug in Kampen - in general Kampen at the IJssel is a very lovely old stadje. We visited one day a singing evening by the EO in the old Bovenkerk - wonderful. Your and Astrid's photos evoke my desire to return to Kampen. Een fijn weekeind togewenst jullie beiden!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. As you can tell, we were there on a rainy day, full of character. The rain stopped when we took pictures, which made for great skies and atmosphere. A most charming town, for sure.
i've never seen a bridge like this, very cool, imagining how it works is fun too smile
Ginnie Hart: The link in my text shows how this bridge works, Elaine: it moves up and down instead of as a flip-up from one side. I could stand and watch it for hours. smile
a fine looking bridge, no nonsense and functional
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to the Dutch, Bill!!! smile
impressionnant ce rendu
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, l'Angevine. Merci.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2012, 08:24
It;s always interesting to see bridges across major waterways. the trouble with a bridge like this is that it limits the height of the ships. This was a lovely "aged photo" feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: If you're talking about the tall ships, Alan, I'm sure you're right, but the depth of the waterway probably wouldn't work for those anyway. The average big boats would easily pass under this bridge when raised!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Aug 2012, 08:42
I thought the bridge could be opened if tall shpis want to pass it? I saw this recently in Groningen. But you may be right in your reply on Alan's comment.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know how tall the ships would have to be for this bridge, Philine because this is a bridge that raises up horizontally and not veretically. The link in my text is a video showing how it's done.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 3 Aug 2012, 09:20
What an incredible old bridge. Are those wheels really golden?? They're gorgeous!!!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Marcie, the wheels are really golden, which is why it's called the Golden Wheels. Seriously. smile

This bridge is actually a fairly recent replacemnet of the original old bridge that just wasn't big enough to handle all the traffic. I have a feeling this is the top-of-the-line in Dutch bridge engineering!
How do you actually pronounce the word IJssel?! Ha ha...
I think a counter-weight to lift my tongue so I can say it properly.

Now, do you speak English with a Dutch twang?
Admit it, G! wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, it IS fun to hear other people say these words who haven't yet learned Dutch. And I'm sure it's fun for Astrid to hear ME say the words after almost 3 years. grin
Very nice processing Ginnie and interesting bridge too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. I love Dutch engineering like this. smile Merci.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Aug 2012, 10:26
That looks a very hefty bridge Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Chad. Not one for the weak of heart. smile
That's an impressive bridge Ginnie, nice 'old style' processing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. I love these Dutch icons all over the Netherlands! smile
Such an intriguing image. I've never seen the structure, but I feel as though it is familiar to me. Love the juxtaposition of the angles and curves as well as the tone.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, Elena. I would love to see you come up with a children's story about this!!! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Aug 2012, 15:00
You have brought the clouds in, quite low in this picture. A great one, with modern (from yesteryear against old Kampen. All the best for the weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Louis. This is a fairly new bridge, replacing the old one that couldn't handle all the traffic. I have a feeling this is top-of-the-line Dutch engineering! smile
Nice antique presentation.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
The nice processing gives it a classic old look.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. I LOVE these bridges.
It would be interesting to see that in action.
Ginnie Hart: The link I enclosed in the text shows it but in a fast, time-lapsed format, Brian. It truly is amazing to watch in real life!
This toning you are using lately works very finely; bet you are aware that it is being used by the last screen shots because it has no visual date...Max Smart as always, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Juan Carlos, but I have no idea what you are talking about. Am I that dense??? sad
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Aug 2012, 18:29
I love the way you have done this smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Cherry.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 3 Aug 2012, 18:52
Interesting bridge.

Paule
Ginnie Hart: It's a great bridge, Paule!
Beautiful photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Victoria. Tack.
Good shot and treatment smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Same to you Ginnie some piece of equipment.
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to the Dutch, Peter! Thanks.
Love the post processing on this! Happy Weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, dear Robin!
Nice shot Ginnie. Great idea to use a sepia tint
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Navin. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Aug 2012, 06:47
Great, interesting image, made even better by the texturing, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Ray. Thank you.
Great photo. I had to look at for a long time to understand and finally...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sartenada. This is one of the Dutch mysteries you can stare at for hours! grin
This is quite a fascinating contraption Ginnie,... a mix of modern and steampunk technology. Cool photograph to kickoff the weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Leave it to Dutch engineering, Doug, to come up with the most fascinating contraptions! Thank you.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 5 Aug 2012, 20:27
those gears on top of that bridge looks really cool.. smile nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: Yup. Those are the Golden Wheels. I love this bridge, Rian. One of the best Ive seen here in the Netherlands. Thanks.
Good, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Graeme.
  • Arash
  • Germany
  • 5 Aug 2012, 22:48
Professionally done! as usual wink
Ginnie Hart: You're most kind, Arash. Thank you.
i like the tones ... very cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thank a million, Dennis! This is a great place.
Il y a un côté mercure d'argent dans ce cliché où j'ai une impression qu'on va le transporter dans des chaudrons
Ginnie Hart: You do have a good imagination, l'Angevine. smile Merci.

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