Alte Brücke

Alte Brücke

This bridge has a lot of stories to tell. The Alte Brücke, or Old Bridge, in Heidelberg was first built in 1788 (actually making the bridge not very old), though other bridges have been located here since the 12th century. The Nazis destroyed the bridge in 1945 as they retreated across the Neckar. The bridge was then rebuilt a few years later. The bridge is beautiful and the view of Heidelberg Castle is amazing, making it a must-see stop on any tour of Heidelberg.

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Metz, France

Metz, France

Metz, France is a beautiful city on the Moselle River. I have very fond memories of visiting it while on my year abroad, and have been drawn back a number of times. The city shows a number of different architectural styles, reminders of the chaotic history of the city. In this picture you see the Moyen Pont (Old Bridge), which was built in the 13th century and the Temple Neuf (new temple), an early 20th century Protestant church.

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Waterfall in the City – Theme Week: Oddities (5/8)

Waterfall in the City

Waterfalls in the city? How odd!

I was very excited to be in New York City during the time of the New York City Waterfalls art exhibit. The exhibit brought together two of my favorite things to photograph – New York and waterfalls. The waterfalls were created by artist Olafur Eliasson and were installed between June and October 2008. I thought they were quite a stunning installation. Moving water and waterfalls are beautiful and unexpected in a city, especially under the Brooklyn Bridge (which was my favorite).

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