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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watery Wednesday — "A Bridge Too Far"


Ghostly shapes seem to float around the John Frost Bridge across the lower Rhine River in the Netherlands city of Arnhem. Many lives were lost in 1944 when Allied forces, against enormous odds, tried to liberate the city. Although the battle ended in a victory for Germany, two movies were made about the determination of the Allied forces: Theirs is the Glory (British, 1946) and A Bridge Too Far (American, 1977). The city of Arnhem was eventually liberated by Canadian and British forces in 1945.
We visited Arnhem during our spring cruise with Viking River Cruises this year, when the Viking Pride (not visible here) anchored near the bridge.
© Photo by Kay Davies 


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12 comments:

JO said...

cool.

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

J Bar said...

Great bridge.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kim, USA said...

It is possible (ghost) is there. ^_^

Watery Wednesday

Dimple said...

The ghostly reflections work very well in this shot, Karen!

Thanks for your thoughts!

Miss Kodee said...

What a magnificent structure - ghosts and all ;)

lina@happy family said...

Stunning bridge!
No problem with the ghost reflection :)

Fran said...

Did you manage to get to the war cemetery at Arnhem? That is a very special place and very moving xxx

Cezar and Léia said...

bonjour dear Kay,
This picture is beautiful, a different and modern bridge!
The structure is impressive,
Léia

Karen said...

Oh, excellent Kay! It's a lovely composition.

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful shot.

I played too. Mine is here.

Jo said...

Perfectly composed photo, Kay. Thanks for the descritions too. Have a great day. Hugs Jo

Powell River Books said...

So much history. - Margy