Yesterday was the first day in a long time where I’ve been able to go on a short adventure with my camera in a car. I didn’t go that far since there was rain in the air but did manage to get some okayish photos by the Øresund bridge. The one you see below is a closeup of the high bridge. In the gap, between the pillars, you see the smoking chimney and main building of the Avedøre power station in Copenhagen.
For many years travelling has been very dear to me. Just to take a seat, leave your troubles behind and experience something new, that’s the ticket;) It’s not that I do it that often but boarding an airplane or just going somewhere by car or train is so liberating and it’s somewhat of a thrill, albeit quite small, not knowing entirely what awaits you at the end of the journey.
Here’s a view that I think is new for most people? A train is closing in on the border between Sweden and Denmark, nicely marked out with the flag of each country. If you get really close you see even more evidence of the border by looking at the markers placed in the bridge.
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Believe me when I say that safety is the keyword that you’re concerned about when standing on the top of a ladder on a small passage between the Øresund Bridge itself and one of its pillars with a drop of close to 70 meters down to the water on either side. Even so, climbing those steps takes guts with an additional dose of guts sprinkled on top of that:)
For those of you new to the blog, I worked a while at the Øresund Bridge a couple of years ago. Those memories came back to me last night as my girlfriend and I watched the first episode of a new Danish/Swedish series called Bron/Broen. It takes place in the near surroundings of the Bridge, Copenhagen and Malmö. Our impression of the first episode was really good so Wednesdays at 8 is from now on marked in our calendar. Anyway, that series made me think that it’s about time for some more pictures showing my very own adventures on the bridge:) We’ll start off with today’s picture which was taken at the high bridge just as a freight train passed me by.
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A while ago I worked at the Øresund bridge and had the opportunity to visit three out of the four pillars at the high bridge. I have shown quite a few pictures from that time but never this which shows the edge of the concrete wall in the foreground. In the background Malmö relaxes in the sunlight. Check out the dedicated category for more pictures from the bridge:)
This photo was taken just before the one that I posted here a while ago. It shows the fireworks that was shot off in order to celebrate the tenth year of The Øresund Bridge.
Wow! Yesterday broke all records on this blog. I posted a comment at Sydsvenskan and attached a link to my homepage. This led to a whopping 398 unique visitors!:) I realize that this is a record that will be extremely hard, if not impossible, to beat so I’ve decided to stop here and now.
Just kidding;) Hopefully some of you will find your way back here sometime. Until then I bring you another shot from last night. It has a slightly different angle and shows the silhouette and citylights from Copenhagen. This was taken even later in the evening, at 5 to 1 so it’s the same routine as in the previous shot with a 30 second exposure time.
I forgot to wish you all a great weekend yesterday, hope it’s not to late;)
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