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There’s something about a bridge…

Cable stay suspension bridge in the foreground, a steel girder bridge a bit up river and the city of Chonqing appears to go on forever.
Bridges over the Yangtze River in Chongqing at dusk.

There is not a vanishing point in the above photo, but the buildings appear smaller farther away. That’s probably accurate: Chonqing is huge and the urban area extends as far as you can see.

The next one,taken a couple of years earlier, is downstream from Chongqing city. The water is brown because of flooding, when the river runs normally it is green.

A cable stay suspension bridge downstream from Chongqing city (though still in the Chongqing municipality). The river is full but appears placid.
From this angle the bridge seems to emerge from the hillside

I have always loved the elegance of cable stay suspension bridges. When I was in college, a very, very long time ago I was part of a team that built a model cable stay bridge that won a contest (a nerdy kind of contest where you were judged on things like displacement and strength over weight, as opposed to total weight, although there was a minimum load it had to bear.) These bridges along the Yangtze reminded me of that.

For Becky of Winchester’s July Squares: Perspective.