It hasn’t escaped my notice that the first two photographs I choose to post on this blog are both bridges. Don’t be fooled, I don’t have a bridge fetish or anything. The thing is, I live and work in Teesside, an area famed for its industrial heritage, built on the iron and steel mined from the ore found in the Eston hills. The Transporter Bridge is now over 100 years old and is one of only two such bridges in the country (the other is in Newport, I believe). This impressive structure can be seen from all over Middlesbrough, majestically spanning the North and South banks of the river tees; a giant gondola ferrying passengers from Middlesbrough to Port Clarence. Its a true Boro Icon and I couldn’t call myself a landscape photographer (aspiring or otherwise) if I didn’t have at least one shot in my portfolio. So here it, taken late September 2013, with the sun sinking slowly into the west and only a swarm of hungry midges for company.
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Thanks Stephen Tierney – http://www.stephentierney.co.uk 🙂