Monday, 13 July 2009

Severn Bridge



Photos are copyright of Maggie May.

We went to Severn Beach, near Bristol armed with cameras and thought we would get some really good photos. However, although the day started off with reasonable weather, by the time we got to it, there was a misty fog all over the sea, that obscured most of the detail. I decided to take a picture anyway.



The bridge crosses the River Severn, a treacherous span of water with ferocious tides and stretches out to Wales on the other side. Although the picture is not terribly clear and you cannot see the other side because the bridge is three miles long, this is the quickest way to get to Wales.
This bridge is known as The Second Severn Crossing as it is the second bridge to be built. The first one is still in operation though it is obviously much older and is about half a mile away from this one. On windy days the older bridge has to be closed down. It is possible on a clear day, to see both bridges and that is quite a spectacle.
I will have to try and get a picture of the two, if the opportunity arises.


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41 comments:

mick said...

Great photos - very interesting post about the bridge.

Carletta said...

Definitely not a day for sailing but I love the misty shot!

Absolutely Write said...

Oooh, the top one looks like a GHOST bridge!

James said...

Wonderful photos, the fog adds an element of mystery to them.

Wendy said...

OOooooo- I agree - a ghost bridge. I think your pics are lovely. Very mystical and beautiful. I'd love to see those two bridges in a photo. You live in such a pretty part of the world.

Denise said...

Was the other bridge you mentioned the Clifton Suspension Bridge? I used to cross under it when driving up to my sister's house in Worcestershire from Devon and absolutely loved looking up at it. Funnily enough I mentioned this in another blog, J's I believe. You took two very good photos, love the misty one.

Ebie said...

The mist and fog add drama on your photos.

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Deb said...

I love these photos - and I agree that the mist and fog add a whole new dimension to your pictures. Thanks for sharing a piece of your world with us.

Jeni said...

Although the first bridge picture does show the mist and fog, there is something about it -kind of mysterious I guess -that I found really appealing. As others have said, I too enjoy your photographs and do envy your eye for taking such great pics.

Guy D said...

Both those shots are brilliant, wow I love those.

Have a great day
Guy
Regina In Pictures

The Green Stone Woman said...

I think the fog made for extra special pictures, if not for clarity, then at least for atmosphere and they are good photos. You are turning out to be quite the photographer. I like these posts with photographs. It shows me some interesting parts of your country, no matter how big or small.

Hugs,
Irene

SandyCarlson said...

Maggie, the mist created an amazing effect. These are poetry!

Hilary said...

Mist in almost any photo adds magic. These are no exception. Lovely.

Arija said...

Maggie, I love it in the for, anybdy can get a great clear day photo, the fog gives it mystery and magic. It is a quite spectacular bridge to drive across.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Your photos are great, they look mysteriously eerie.

CJ xx

Thelma said...

This is beautiful! Thelma wuz here!

Tricia said...

Your photos are great, but I really like the 2nd one - That pinkish glow creates a mood for the shot!

Happy Watery Wednesday!

Kirigalpoththa said...

I have gone over this bridge once and it was great drive!

Beautiful pictues!

Celia said...

Such good pictures, the fog, the bridge, bridge into Wales, or maybe into the past? So romantic a look.

Regina said...

Fantastic! Great post.
Regina

srp said...

I love the fog... I don't think the picture could have been more perfect at all... even on a clear day. It adds a mystery that I always associate with bridges... lost stories, lost loves... I love mystery.
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Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Great photos Maggie. I love the Severn bridges. We used the Second crossing many times when my daughter was at university in Lampeter. A x

Sanna said...

This is different photo, so many of them are sunny and bright... but I like this!! So thick fog is unusually here.

Sanna said...

I must say... the frog in my photo did jump to our garden fountain :) Couldn't resist!

Thumbelina said...

Oh please do if you get the chance - I'd love to see both bridges and the span of the bridge.

I am actually really glad that it was foggy though. These photos are fantastic and I love that first one. Very mysterious looking. Excellent shots.

Creative Mish said...

Pretty! I love the foggy look

George said...

Thanks for the information about this bridge. The pictures fit the stereotype of the British Isle, so I think they are very appropriate. Thanks also for visiting by site.

JennyMac said...

Really love the pics. So serene.

Life with Kaishon said...

Maggie. I just love these pictures. So pretty. The light is so soft. Very lovely! : )

Rajesh said...

With all that fog and mist, the snaps have come really beautiful.

Suburbia said...

Wow, it looks beautiful! Lovely mist pics and good colours :)

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Rose said...

The photos are beautiful! The fog makes the bridge look just that much more treacherous. I didn't know that you had to cross such a long bridge to get into Wales; I really must study my geography a little more.

mimi said...

what a beautiful bridge and a foggy day.

Tulip said...

if its foggy that means it's also cold. lovely photo on this foggy day.

cheshire wife said...

Quite a spooky photo in some ways. Fog can create amazing effects.

Bim said...

Yes - I think you did get some really great photos. Very atmospheric indeed.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Beautiful! I love the pink color in the second one. enJOY your day!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Very nice shots. I will always remember crossing that bridge for the first time on a school trip to Wales. x

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Something magical and/or mystical going on here. LOVE it!

Barrie said...

There is a Severn River with a small town called Severn Bridge in Ontario, Canada. It was probably named after your Severn Bridge. I never made the connection until your post... Funny how small the world really is.

Bina said...

Oh my Gosh, I love that first picture! I would love to have a painting of that! You live around such beauty.