Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series #3: Fremont & Aurora Bridges


Sunday Bridge Series #3:  Fremont & Aurora Bridges
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Here is a double bridge view for you of the Fremont draw bridge framed in the arch of the much taller and longer Aurora Bridge. Both of them span the area near where the Ship Canal connecting Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington enters Lake Union. Last week I showed you a sunset silhouette view of the Aurora Bridge from a lower and closer vantage point. Little Fremont Bridge is one of the busiest in the nation, accommodating a lot of boat traffic and connecting the Fremont district with the Queen Anne and Westlake neighborhoods. For wonderful bridge views from other cities, visit Louis la Vache's San Francisco Bay Daily Photo for a complete list of links.

20 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Excellent, Kim! A "twofer"!

«Louis» has posted the link!

Small City Scenes said...

Perfect shot, Kim. You know your city well. MB

Shell Sherree said...

Indeed, a "twofer" as Louis says! And very atmospheric ~ lovely, Kim.

cieldequimper said...

Happy Sunday Kim!
Lovely saturated shot, the bridge provides a perfect framing for the second helping!

brattcat said...

What a beautifully composed, richly detailed image.

Hannahleh said...

simply beautiful!

EG Wow said...

Marvelous shot! Two bridges ib one plus an interesting look at the harbour!

My bridge:
http://moreofme24.blogspot.com/2010/04/bridge-over-holland-marsh-canal.html

B SQUARED said...

Nice! Next week you have to 'shoot' for three.

Chuck Pefley said...

Two for one! We have a plethora of fine arches to choose from, don't we?

Chow Down Seattle said...

Beautiful shot! I used to live in Eastlake and always loved that view.

Anonymous said...

Kim, this is very beautiful, -quite a contrast from our bridges in NJ (ugh...)

Splendid Little Stars said...

a most interesting shot! There is quite a lot going on here.

Bob Crowe said...

Real, non-tourist Seattle. No go over a bit and bring in the troll.

Kcalpesh said...

Looks like one really amazing view! Supershot!

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Tash said...

The blue drawbridge is a a real looker! You've given me a goal to cross over as many of these as I can next time I'm up there.

Kim said...

Thanks to each of you for coming by and leaving such kind (and funny!) comments.

@Anonymous: Is that you, Rick? Now John Gorka's tune "I'm from New Jersey, we don't expect much. . ." is going through my brain.
@ Tash, well, that will be quite a project. I think Chuck or/and I will have to help you out on that fun adventure!
@ Chuck, we certainly do, Ollie!
@ Bob, he's so cliche I hardly get by to shoot him anymore. Will have to come up with a new perspective or something before I publish another shot of him. . .he's not quite as versatile as your arch, being such a contained space and all! ;^).
Thanks again to each of you!

Halcyon said...

I think I got a shot of this bridge when I was in Seattle earlier this month.

Can you see it from the gas works park?

This is a nice look at it, in any case!

Kim said...

Thanks Halcyon. Gas Works is a bit further north of this shot. You definately see the Aurora Bridge from GWP, but I'm not sure if the Fremont Bridge shows above the buildings from that vantage point. I took this from up on Capitol Hill.

Kim said...

Halcyon, here is the view of this bridge from Gas Works. Does it look like your photo?
http://seattle-daily-photo.blogspot.com/2010/04/sunday-bridge-2-george-washington.html

Neva said...

2 for 1 is always nice! you must have a lot of bridges where you live!