Saturday, 25 February 2012

Twin Sails at Sunset

On some flukish whim I managed to get down to the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole before it is opened to traffic (with my Mum and Olivia), which is not exactly a feat as it is right there for everyone to see, but to see it without cars is to appreciate it's beauty.
The fluke of it is that it was a most beautiful sunset tonight and the sky was amazingly clear. The bridge looked utterly beautiful in its spanky-newness, set against a crescent moon...wowzers. I was blown  a w a y.



Sometimes I am appalled at the amount of money councils spend on crap buildings and shopping centres or failed town planning, but this is a thing worth it's millions in my opinion; majestic, artistic, fitting (my town has a strong nautical heritage and hosts the UK RNLI headquarters), and did I say beautiful? Yep, pretty sexy as bridges go...reminds me of Roxy Music, Miami Vice and LA all rolled together, haha.




 As I stood marvelling at it I was struck by its sculptural qualities (we already have a Caro on the quay), the shapes and lines and lights all looked like they could be part of an immense Donald Judd installation.


I might be a bit biased and proud that something so cool is in my hometown :) But I am seriously impressed. I am quite the architecture geek anyway, so this just adds another thing I can photograph the heck out of! Yay!.
As we were leaving I said 'oh yay I can come down here tomorrow and take pictures of reflections - there are some cool buildings', to which my daughter mouthed to her nana 'help me'...oh well, I guess I'll be trotting down there on my own to geek out eh?

I did manage to squeeze in a few reflections - one of my photography obsessions.



Have you got any groovy landmarks in your town?
Love, me x

8 comments:

  1. Oh yes lovelove, We have the fantastic IMAX down in bournemouth, happydays!!

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    1. ew, the IMAX is a ruddy ISORE init? But Boscombe pier is a beautiful thing indeed :)

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  2. These photos are amazing! And what a fabby bridge - the sunset colours just enhance the beauty! Love it :) My town has a beautiful clocktower building, which houses a museum, cinema and library and some town-hall-y things! (it's beautiful in a traditional sense though, not groovy like your bridge!) Hope you're having a lovely weekend! Axx

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    1. Thanks Amy :)
      Oooo would love to see you clock tower thingie - I am a nerd for buildings. I am having a lovely weekend - off for my gym and swim, tea at Nanas and a run later (sunday routine), then on with some happy mail ;) x n x

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  3. Love your pics! Coincidence, as I saw the bridge for the first time on the news tonight! I didn't realise it was finished - it does look stunning. Will have to make a trip to have a proper gander now! xx

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    1. yes you must! I was going to send my photos in to the news as I was rather proud of them and the bridge looked so pretty. defo go at dusk...amazing! x :)

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  4. Wow, those last two pics are amazing! O_O

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    1. Aw fanks...I love reflection photos muchly. I have hundreds on my external drive :)

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