Monday, July 25, 2011
Thematic Photographic 155 - Big
Quebec City, QC, July 2011
This week's theme, big, reflects my ongoing desire to shoot large objects and make them seem a little more real in the process. Here's my Exhibit A, the Quebec Bridge that spans the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City. When I was a child with dreams of building bridges - long before the geek-infused media/writer bug bit me - this was the structure I studied first. Eighty-nine people died during its construction - thanks largely to two massive collapses and a complete redesign to boot. It opened in 1917, and to this day holds the record as the longest cantilevered span in the world.
Oddly, I had never seen this structure in person until this month. When I realized we were staying a mere few blocks from it, I danced the kind of happy dance that makes my wife and children roll their eyes with mock exasperation. Or maybe it isn't mock. Whatever. What matters is that I got the shot. And I got to spend a few minutes staring at a working piece of engineering history. A big day indeed.
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