WPC: Mind the bridge

There is a thing I do that people in my car must expect. When I see something, I swerve to the right.

This is what I did when I saw the scene on the left. It was hot, so I left the car running and my family and bestia enjoying the relative coolness, while I rushed out for a mini bridgescursion.

On the day before my birthday in May we were returning from Torri near Siena towards the Abbey of San Galgano. If I knew a bridge was approaching, I wouldn’t be half as excited. But sometimes it’s best not to have an agenda.

The bridge is clearly meant to be crossed (by people and possibly animals), since the path continues on the other side with some signs next to it. But I didn’t wish to make them wait in the car too long (hmmm, either that or the bridge didn’t look very crossable to me, what with the lack of fence and its thin stony surface).

Before we have a look, here is what my blog provided in the past week. There were:

And now here is Pia’s Bridge. This is how it goes: sometimes you find something – an old, pre-Dante Roman bridge – without searching, and sometimes you search for a damn scene from the Mulino Bianco (“White Mill”) brand label without finding it (it was not our idea – a local shop-owner said we must go there, I bet he is paid for it). Oh well, something must remain for the next time.

Photo: © signature mmm

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Bridge


25 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s beautiful, and worth stopping to climb, and photograph it!
    Too bad the other photographer didn’t climb it for you to take her photo.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I should have made mom pose. 😀

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I would totally stop to photograph that. They had their chance, leaving them in the car, no problem.

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    1. Hehe, Dan, right you are! 🙂 Thanks!

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  3. Not your average bridge. Looks like a the kind a troll would inhabit. Don’t get caught! I would also stop to photograph it

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    1. Hehe, Abrie, I forgot about them when I was there. Must be that’s why I didn’t cross it… Thank you!

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  4. Judith says:

    Extraordinary. It looks like an unfinished sketch of a bridge in stone. Definitely worth a detour.

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    1. Thank you, Judith. Yes, something unfinished about it… It was one of those What-was-that? moments.

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  5. joey says:

    I’d brake for that, too 🙂 It’s a great photo!

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    1. Hehe, Joey, that would make a great caption. 😀 Thank you!

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  6. Maggie C says:

    Wherever you go, you find adventure!

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    1. Hihi, Maggie, must be my middle name. 😉

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  7. dweezer19 says:

    What a cool place.

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. In Italy they spring out like mushrooms. 🙂

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      1. dweezer19 says:

        Ooohh I love mushrooms too! 😉

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  8. spanishwoods says:

    Beautiful images!

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  9. lexklein says:

    I’m a swerver as well, and I most certainly would have swerved off the road for that intriguing stone bridge – beautiful!

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    1. Hehe, greetings to a fellow-swerver. Thanks, Lex! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Ostend! 🙂

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      1. You are welcome miss Manja😀

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  10. Dear Manja, thank you for so many recent likes 🙂

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    1. You’re very welcome, Awa. 🙂 I was catching up.

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