Punting under Mathematical Bridge

Punting under Mathematical Bridge in Cambridge

There are many unique bridges over the River Cam in central Cambridge. Walking around the city this July I only had a few hours in the city. This is mathematical bridge. A wooden footbridge between Queen’s College and St Catharine’s College. Two central campuses of the world famous University of Cambridge. Wooden Bridge is the bridge’s offical name. Designed and built in 1749. It has since been rebuilt twice. Most recently in 1905 and has kept it’s original design.

Tower of London from the River Thames

Tower of London from the River Thames

Officially Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. There’s been a castle here since the year 1078 AD. I remember going on a tour as a child, something I would like to do again as an adult one day. The best views of the Tower of London are from a boat, as this was taken. There are also good views from Tower Bridge or the South Bank of the Thames. This is the view many prisoners of the Tudors may have seen as they entered through the Traitors’ Gate.

Bridges over the East River

Bridges over the East River

The East River is a tidal straight in New York City that separates Brooklyn from the island of Manhattan. A friend suggested visiting the Skipper’s Pierside Cafe down by Pier 15 on the north (Manhattan) side of the river. Unfortunately not only was the cafe closed for referbishment but the security guard on duty wouldn’t let me shoot from the deck in front of the cafe. Fortunately just a bit further back from the Brooklyn Bridge is the Pier 15. The above photograph was taken from the end of Pier 15 looking east. Behind the Brooklyn Bridge is the Manhattan Bridge and in the far distance is the Williamsburg Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge and New York Skyline

Brooklyn Bridge and New York Skyline

The motivation for revisiting New York was to capture a twilight photograph of the skyline and Brooklyn Bridge. I wasn’t expecting Jane’s Carousel, pictured on the far left of this photograph. Though the carousel is nearly 100 years old it has only been in its current location (after years of painstaking restoration) for two years. In my opinion it doesn’t really distract from the main focal point of the photograph, which is the bridge itself. The tallest building in this image is the new One World Trade Center that is opening in January next year.