Shrewsbury School boathouse, Severn River.Beautiful shot, JP.That was a rather narrow, steel girder bridge you were standing on to take the photo. Hope you were careful.
Bravo O'Docker!Yup, the river Severn looked lovely on what was mostly a fine autumnal day.
... not sure how you got it though!
Woohoo. I got it right. What's my prize?
Oh drat, JP, Tillerman always seems to win these little quizzes of yours and, somehow, he's managed to do it again. I'll chalk it up to his better knowledge of the UK - he did grow up there, after all.I just happened to stumble on the answer. I was driving down Murivance in Shrewsbury and made a wrong turn at the old High School (the old red brick building across from the clinic). Next thing I knew, I was to old Kingsland Bridge - (can you believe you have to stop and pay a 10p toll to cross the thing - I nearly took off my side view mirror on the little, green toll box).You know the bridge - the one with the narrow concrete walkway you were standing on to take the photo, designed by that Robertson fellow, and built by the Cleveland Bridge Engineering Company in 1881.I do like its graceful, arched shape, though.
Ah. But the real mysteries are whether it was JP who chalked the three hearts on the side of the bridge, just at the spot where he took the photo from, and why the left-hand heart is partly rubbed out. Who are the members of this love triangle? And which one of them has been "rubbed out"? The hearts are an important clue. Are there other clues to be found?
I was wondering why they posted those little black and yellow plaques with details of the bridge's construction on both the east and west sides of the bridge (in the middle of the bridge, aligned with the steel overhead cross brace).The one on the west side is along the walkway, but the one on the east side can be read only by drivers of passing cars. I would think that a distraction.
And you're probably going to remind me that, in the UK, passengers would be closest to the sign, not drivers.
I'm probably going to remind you that in 1881 the bridge was probably mainly used by pedestrians and horse riders and horse pulled carts.By the way did you happen to see the other ♥♥♥ sign on the bridge? The one that doesn't have one of the ♥'s partly erased!!! This is definitely another clue. JP owes us an explanation.
For some reason I seem to have overlooked photographing the chalk marks on the bridge, what with the view to look at and the plaques and not getting run over.But doesn't that show what a small world it is?I was expecting the pic to be guessed by someone a bit closer than San Fran (Chris from RFP sprang to mind).But there is one red painted bridge near where O'Docker lives that I would recognise the view from too!
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