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Amsterdam's Python Bridge

 

...for Boat Friday.

This Python Bridge is a 300-ft.-long pedestrian bridge, built in 2001,

linking Amsterdam's Sporenburg area with Borneo Island.

It won the International Footbridge Award in 2002.


Lucky for us, we got to go see it the first day of our river cruise.

(you can see more images of it here.)



Amsterdam's Python Bridge

 

...for Boat Friday.

This Python Bridge is a 300-ft.-long pedestrian bridge, built in 2001,

linking Amsterdam's Sporenburg area with Borneo Island.

It won the International Footbridge Award in 2002.


Lucky for us, we got to go see it the first day of our river cruise.

(you can see more images of it here.)



comments (48)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2013, 01:14
Wonderful capture Ginnie! The bridge really stands out with this treatment. Very artsy! smile
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Frances. It's a fun bridge. Unique.
Spectacular capture!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Robin.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 12 Apr 2013, 02:14
Great looking bridge it looks a bit like a serpent
Ginnie Hart: Like a python maybe, Adrian??? grin
This is so beautiful - I love your processing Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Elizabeth. (And we still owe you an e-mail...hopefully this weekend!)
sure is something. i like the treatment which brings out the red.
Ginnie Hart: It really is unique when you see it from all angles, Ayush. Thanks.
It's a fantastic bridge Ginnie... i love your treatment... it looks like it is painted on fine linen....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. You'd really like it in real life because it's wavy to walk on. grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2013, 06:10
It looks like a winner, Ginnie - as does your picture
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Lisl. You'd have to walk on it to see how unique it really is. That was more than half the fun! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 12 Apr 2013, 07:14
Absolute fabulous picture. Fascinating structure. The selective colouring is perfect in his picture. That was a fun start of our vacation.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, MLMA. It was a long hour's walk to get there but totally worth it. smile
very nice structure... nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Apr 2013, 07:23
Wow- that's a bridge - I'm afraid I could get dizzy while crossing it! Yes, it looks like an elegant python snake.
Ginnie Hart: It's much more amazing in real life, Philine, because of how wavy it is while you're on it. I actually read that in America it wouldn't be "politically correct" or allowed because it's not accessible to everyone (like those in wheelchairs).
Wonderful capture Ginnie. I love your treatment!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Richard. That's kind of you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Apr 2013, 08:19
This is an amazing wiggly piece of architecture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's even more amazing when you're actually on it, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 12 Apr 2013, 08:29
I would imagine that it would be fun to cross this bridge Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely, Chad. But you wouldn't want to be a bit tipsy! smile
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 12 Apr 2013, 08:34
fabulous processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aussie.
What a fab bridge quite up and down if you are allowed to walk across.
Ginnie Hart: You are definitely allowed to walk across it, Martin, and you are definitely up and down. smile Thanks.
What an unusual bridge! Your treatment really works for this Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Bill. smile Thanks.
  • Focales
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2013, 09:20
Beautiful and original bridge Ginnie. Nice angle and processing.
Ginnie Hart: It's really quite unique, Marie. Merci.
  • Helys
  • Germany
  • 12 Apr 2013, 09:36
So beautiful textures
Majestic architecture
Great PoV, colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helys.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2013, 09:47
Wonderful composition on this, Boots. And what a bridge! Reminds me of a footbridge in Istanbul that is floating and moves while you walk across. If this one moved I would be afraid it was going to bite me. smile
Ginnie Hart: Now, Ruth, if this were also floating, it would really be something! Truly it would have every right to bite! smile
I love the design of the bridge and your treatment really makes it pop. I live how the light standards on it aren't straight up.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mary. At the tip of those "standards" are seagull sculptures. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2013, 10:17
I can see how it got its name smile It looks fabulous; a great piece of art, too.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Alan. Right up your alley. smile Thanks.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 12 Apr 2013, 10:29
Coooooool bridge.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Luiza. Danke.
A fine elegant bridge Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Janet!
That is a most interesting and unusual bridge Ginnie, I guess you've probably now been over it and under it.
Ginnie Hart: Not under it, Brian, but over it. We walked to find it the first day of our cruise before we actually sailed that night. The funny thing is that for as long as I have been in and out of Amsterdam for the last many years, I had never heard of the bridge till this year! I don't think the tourists know about it because it's not easily accessed. Jammer.
Great bridge,Ginnie,nice processing too.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, kind sir.
I like the wavy design of this bridge - a very nice shot and processing Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin. It's even wavier once you're on it. smile
  • Sarito
  • United States
  • 12 Apr 2013, 13:26
excellent architecture. stands out very nicely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarito.
Excellent composition Ginnie, love the curves of that bridge.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Fred. It's really a marvelous construction. I can see whay it won an award.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Apr 2013, 14:09
Good treatment and a very interesting bridge.
Ginnie Hart: You'd like it, John. I can just imagine what you'd do with it. smile
It almost seems to be in motion, Ginnie; the fluidity is wonderful. Your superb treatment makes this image sing.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Beverly. Thank you.
Designed by a drunken engineer?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Maybe, Tom? smile
A fine looking bridge Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mick. It's even finer when you walk over it. grin
Design issues ... You should never let school kids have the pencil and paper [grin]
Ginnie Hart: The things school kids would teach us, Richard, right? smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 Apr 2013, 19:01
Gets my vote too. So it wouldn't be built in the US - seems like PC gone mad...

Hope you're enjoying processing all those pix...and have a nice weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Being PC does have its absurd side, George, for sure! That's probably why I like Europe so much?!

And yes, I'm experiencing the "second blessing" while going through all my images (very systematically, I might add). smile Thank you.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 12 Apr 2013, 19:42
Bonsoir Ginnie. Superb capture and very good framing. Texture is very nice. Great work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Antoine. Merci.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Apr 2013, 19:59
It does look a bit snake like. Lovely processing and presentation.
Ginnie Hart: It feels even more snake-like, Louis, when you walk across it. smile Thanks.
Good capture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Graeme.
Fantastic photo. The bridge is awesome. I do love it.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Sartenada. It was a fun bridge to not only see but walk across! smile
  • Anne
  • UK
  • 13 Apr 2013, 15:51
What am unusual design
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Anne. smile
j'aime bien cette ondulation du pont et aussi le traitement de la teinte
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Angevine. Merci.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2013, 22:23
That is an amazing structure. It would be great to walk across it.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love it, Cherry. Totally worth the long walk it took us to get there! smile
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2013, 10:15
I like the "movement" of that bridge! Excellent shot!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Helen. You'd love walking across it. smile
  • Emily
  • Canada
  • 14 Apr 2013, 13:40
That is pretty awesome, Ginnie. I hope you guys had an amazing time. I missed you while you were gone.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Emily. THANK YOU!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Apr 2013, 21:08
WOW! What a very cool bridge. Love the shape of it. WOW!
Ginnie Hart: It's even better when you walk across it, Marcie. smile Thank you.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2013, 22:55
Lovely composition of an amazing bridge Ginnie! not so good if you are on wheels though!
Ginnie Hart: It would almost be impossible on wheels of any kind, Sarah, I'm afraid. The whole thing is up and down steps! smile Thanks.
A great example of daring arhitecture. I like the ship framed under the arch.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. Someone sure had fun with this one!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Apr 2013, 04:42
Thats a thing of beauty, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It truly is, Ray. Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 7 May 2013, 03:28
such a lovely bridge! i bet locals who have to walk through it felt like the novelty has worn off.. grin
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I assume it's ho-hum by now for the locals but for the rest of it, it sure is fun. smile Thanks.

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