Roots of stone and water,
arms thrown across the span,
a mason’s crown for river deep,
a living history of man.

Abbey Bridge near Barnard Castle in County Durham spanning the River Tees. Built in 1773, this is one of those fairy tale bridges of childhood.

Converted into black and white and best viewed large.


landscape, trees, black white, river tees, county durham, barnard castle, abbey bridge, egglestone abbey


  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerabout 4 years ago

    wow this is stunning

  • Thank you Lois

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  • jon  daly
    jon dalyabout 4 years ago

    a good balance here

  • Aye, the bridge builder’s did a good job ;) thank you lol

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  • nordicsoul
    nordicsoulabout 4 years ago

    whoa! i just love this piece of art!!!

  • Thank you :)

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  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Your processing is just exceptional. Brilliant work.

  • Thank you BCP, was fun working on this one

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  • Dara Hurt
    Dara Hurtabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant Richard!! The angle of the reflection is perfect!!

  • Thank you Dar, this is one hard bridge to shoot without falling in lol

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  • SexyEyes69
    SexyEyes69about 4 years ago

    another amazing work of art! x

  • Thank you SJ :)

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  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseabout 4 years ago

    time river… love this bridge.. like a gate
    absolute fav!

  • :) thank you Maris, this was a difficult bridge to photograph

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  • Craig Hender
    Craig Henderabout 4 years ago

    Nice work mate, certainly full of interest and detail. Excellent tones.

  • Thank you Craig

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  • Lindamell
    Lindamellabout 4 years ago

    ha did you take this from that tree that hangs out over the water or from that bit that juts out that you have to climb down onto? I was scared as it was high …well to me it was :P
    Looks fabulous in black and white SF :))

  • Climbed down to a spot lol it needs a small foot bridge across here to get a decent shot of this place lol

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  • jazzdevil
    jazzdevilabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks jazzdevil

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