This is Amsterdam
_The Blauwbrug (literally, “blue bridge”) is an historic bridge in Amsterdam. It connects the Rembrandtplein area with the Waterlooplein area.
The bridge owes its name to a wooden “blue bridge” that was there from around 1600 but no longer exists and which was painted the characteristic blue of the Dutch flag. It kept the name after 1883 when it was replaced by the spans of a new bridge which is inspired by the architecture of several of the bridges over the Seine in Paris.
The stone bridge has three openings for ships and is richly decorated. The bases are formed like ships bows and on top columns with leaf-motifs, masks and finally the Imperial Crown of Austria. Also the lantern poles have shipping decorations and the lanterns themselves are again in the shape of crowns. The bridge carries a road which is also used by the tramway._
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
smc Pentax-DA 18-55 lens
Exposure 1/125 sec, f. 22 mm
focal length 20 mm , ISO 4000
Date: July 28, 2011
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