Friday, March 13, 2009

Trusses and Coffee

I'm glad that Newton's Laws of Motion keep the trusses of the Gay Street Bridge from falling on my head. Good job, Sir Isaac. But even better - look at their lattices and triangles and arches! And those solid stone pillars from 1890 anchor them all to the earth.

And here's the bonus: if you stand at just the right spot, they all frame the JFG Coffee sign quite nicely.

8 comments:

Jim said...

You did get the sign framed nice. I like the color of the bridge.

B Squared said...

Wish I understood engineering better (or at all). How can these old structures last so long?

nessabates said...

thats a long time ago! Great idea for a photo

m_m said...

Great perspective! I like this photo very much!

Jacob said...

Interesting perspective. Is there something special about JFG "Special Coffee"?

And "laws of motion"? I'm impressed with your photo skills and your intellect!

Bob Crowe said...

Now that's a heck of a good picture. Your composition and choice of lens emphasize the massiveness of the structure. The color just vibrates. And the coffee sign is puzzling, which I think is just great.

Babooshka said...

Coffee bridges I'm in my element. Your photography really has progressed to fraking awesome.

D said...

Amazing engineering, functional, beautiful, and enduring!