Would you rather build a wall or a bridge?



We build too many walls and not enough bridges – Isaac Newton
Bridges connect things – people, structures, places and even bloggers.

Bridgefor this week’s photo challenge, Cheri asks for our take on the things, places, or people that connect us. 

There’s scary bridges:

 

There’s interesting bridges:

 

There’s beautiful old railway trestle bridges:

 

There’s the water under the bridge:

 

And then there’s my favourite bridge:

 

Sydney Harbour Bridge

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I like to think that blogging is a bridge too – it connects us while spanning many countries, cultures and people of all backgrounds.  Carry on blogging and maybe we can make the world a better place.  I’d much rather build a bridge than a wall!

These are just a few of my favourite bridge shots. I’d love to know what you think, leave me a comment below.

Deb xx

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101 comments

  1. “I like to think that blogging is a bridge too – it connects us while spanning many countries, cultures and people of all backgrounds” – yes – indeed – I like that bridge!

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  2. Oh please more bridges. Any more talk of walls in North America and my eye will bulge. Gorgeous photos Deb.

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    • Thanks Sue! I didn’t mean to start out with the whole bridge versus wall thing but it came to me as I was writing my post. I’m happy with the whole analogy. and can imagine it impacts on you much more than it does on me, being on different sides of the world as we are. Lovely to have you visit and we can always build bridges together!

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  3. I’m more a bridge type of gal as it turns out. I like the idea of blogging being like a bridge too 🙂

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  4. Very profound on a Friday. Okay, I too prefer to build bridges. 🙂 Walls aren’t usually as attractive, or an engineering feat as bridges can be!

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  5. Lovely post. Looks like the weather was the same on the Sydney Harbour Bridge for you as it was for me. I plan to do it again one day when it’s fine.

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    • It was the wettest day possible and I really thought they cancel our walk but it went ahead and was amazing. I’m scared of heights and was worried but I’d do it again in a flash, preferably on a nicer day though. Glad you plan to go again.

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  6. You’re right about blogging being a bridge Deb – I am grateful every day for the people it has connected me with both in Australia and much further afield – such a blessing and a really big encouragement for me at this stage of life.

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  7. Oh yes, let’s build bridges. As bloggers we can build bridges between continents, like we’re doing right now in this post. What fun! A nation of grumblers

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  8. A beautiful collection Deb – my husband and I did the Sydney bridge climb. Thanks for that special memory!

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  9. Yes, blogging is a bridge for so many of us as bloggers and as readers. These photos are gorgeous! I enjoyed the tour!

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  10. Your bridges are beautiful.
    I’ve built many a bridge. I am now working on walls. I am working on boundaries and they require steel walls. I hope to one day build bridges again when I feel safe again.

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  11. I love bridges too! Beautiful pictures.

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  12. Great shots! And blogging is indeed a bridge!

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  13. I love all these photos!
    It’s brilliant that you have photos of bridges from all over the world! It must have taken a while to dig out so many bridge-y piccies 😀

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  14. Love this analogy! Did you take the pictures?
    Jas xx

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  15. #SocialSaturday hello *waves* I like to build bridges but am afraid of heights, I’m Four foot eleven so used to being more grounded or closer to it. We went to Vancouver Island October 2015 where we saw the first tresstle, an amazing construction of wood for moving all the wood on trains ironic I thought. .i didn’t get more than fifty yards on top but the husband went till he looked like a speck in my camera. It is a chore mending bridges that I seem to do well third child keeps the peace, lifes too short to allow them (relationships) to crumble we must at least try to fill the cracks, build those metaphoric bridges… even if your scared of heights.

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    • Hello to you too Ellen 👋 I get what you’re saying and agree wholeheartedly. I’m also scared of heights so some of these bridges were quite hard for me to cross. I made myself do it and am glad I did. I’m a bit short too. Great to have you along.

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  16. Great pics. Agree about blogging incredible community. Yes to making bridges reaching out.

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  17. Metaphorically, I a definite bridge builder. In physicality, one of my fears are actually large bridges. They freak me out a bit!

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  18. Hi Debs, this a lovely post, I am with you we need more bridges and less walls. We need to unite not diveid ! Thanks for visiting me 😉 Happy Social Saturday 😉

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  19. You’re so right. Bridges not walls. I’ve always loved bridges actually. Especially when I was a child…..maybe all kids do! These are fab photos!

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  20. Beautiful photos again Deb. Seeing the family shimmy across the log bridge over a small river is prompting me to get back outside.

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  21. Beautiful shots, I love the geometrical shot in “water under the bridge” and I’m still figuring out the photo with the quote, is that a fountain in the foreground? ☺ as I said in the comment on the prompt post, love that you compared blogging to a bridge, spot on!

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  22. Beautiful photos! I like how you see blogging as a bridge, too. I feel the same way. The more we know about each, different cultures, different takes on life, the more we want to include everyone at the table rather than shut them out.

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  23. I have only recently discovered the truth in this! Blogging is an incredibly rich and welcoming world, and the connections are fascinating x

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  24. I much prefer bridges to walls. Bridges are always so photogenic for how they stretch and arch, even the starkest industrial ones. But a wall is really only notable (in my opinion) if it is old and crumbling or defaced in some way.

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  25. Build a bridge of course! I love making connections with everyone. Having you guest blog was a great experience, and I got a new fun blog to follow in the process.

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  26. Love the opening quote and the following line about bridges building connections and uniting things. Agreed re blogging as a reference to that too. I have made so many good friends from all over the world; So Politicos…stick that in your negativity and go be the first people to live on Mars out of the way. At least then we can just turn the communication satellites off so we don’t have to listen to the gibberish 🙂

    Great post and wonderful photos too!

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  27. Love this post! It reminds me that we’re all connected whether it’s by a bridge or via the internet. I’ve never thought of blogging as a bridge, but now that you say it. I believe you’re right. 🙂

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  28. I agree! Bridges instead of wall. Thanks for the reminder and sharing your great photos with us all.

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  29. Love your feature shot Deb! And yes definitely better to built a bridge than a wall.

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  30. I love this for so many reasons.Your beautiful photography, of course, made me happy. I agree that we need more bridges and less talk of walls. And It never occurred to me that we bloggers are bridgers. I so agree!

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  31. Great post and yes building bridges are much strong that building walls both in and out of the blogging world. You have so many bridge shots!! Uncle warren would be proud

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  32. Wonderful quote to start your post. And I love that first photo, Debbie.

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  33. Hi Deb,
    How fascinating. I loved seeing all the photos of different bridges. I love the Sydney Harbour Bridge too, along with the old sandstone bridge at Northbridge, which was built by a relative of mine.
    I really liked what you said about building bridges instead of walls and how we build connections through blogging. I have built so many strong connections all around the world through blogging.
    Actually, a few weeks ago I heard about the Great Get Together in the UK to honour the first anniversary of the death of MP Jo Cox and I held a get together on my blog. I had people join in from South Africa, UK, USA< Canada etc. It was a great illustration of how blogging is uniting the world.Here's the link: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2017/06/18/great-get-together-goes-global-moreincommon/
    xx Rowena

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  34. I agree that blogging can create an amazing bridge! I am very grateful for that!

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  35. Love bridges Debbie and of course you have my sentimental favourite The Sydney Harbour Bridges (I was born in Sydney). Have a great week!

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  36. I love the idea of building bridges between people, but walls have their function too. It is important to set boundaries. Great photos, Debbie!

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  37. I’m pretty horrified at our tendency in politics today to build walls vs. bridges.

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  38. Great photos, Debbie!!
    I know everything has it’s place, but the bridges are the best way for people to connect! Now if only everyone was in it for the good….
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  39. Gorgeous shots!
    I think the functionality of bridges is so underrated. We often take them for granted, when they are so vital to our lives!

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  40. Bridges seem so much friendlier, don’t they?

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  41. You are so right, we need more bridges and fewer walls! Beautiful shots of all the bridges. I agree (and love the fact) that blogging builds bridges. I’m connected with people all around the world. Not bad for a shy girl!

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  42. Absolutely stunning pictures. This is definitely a time where we need more bridges than walls.

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  43. Such beautiful shots! And I love the metaphor 🙂

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  44. Love all the bridge pictures, I’m a bit of a bridge nut myself!!!!

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  45. These are amazing pictures! Bridges are such incredible feats of engineering (though I prefer looking at them to being on them.)

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