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WordPress Photo Challenge: Broken

This is a detail from the Alexandra Bridge in the Fraser Canyon of British Columbia.  It is a disused automobile bridge, but is now only a pedestrian bridge on a lovely walking trail.  It has been abused, by both the graffiti artists and time.  The broken down look of this bridge’s pilings and foundations only add to its character.  In the missing surfaces and rusty guardrails, there is a sense that this bridge has seen and experienced (as much as an inanimate object can see and experience) a great deal of time and wear.  And in that wear is a beauty.  I can only hope that when I’m broken down my experiences will make me beautiful.

13 responses

  1. Great shot!!

    July 30, 2011 at 7:21 am

  2. Love this!

    July 31, 2011 at 12:22 am

    • That’s sweet to say. Thanks.

      July 31, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  3. This is magnificent. I love the different textures!

    August 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

    • Which is exactly what appealed to me. Thanks.

      August 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

  4. Broken down is broke and this is beautiful, even if it is broken.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

    • Well, I needed something for the challenge. Thanks for the support.

      August 2, 2011 at 7:57 am

  5. Nice!

    August 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

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  7. This certainly qualifies as an amazing monochrome artifact!
    Being a huge fan of monochrome i simple LOVED this shot!

    August 5, 2011 at 2:04 am

    • Thanks. I appreciate the kind words.

      August 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm