Monday, 8 August 2005

Salginatobel Bridge

A friend commented over the weekend that I had only posted a few bridges here in my 'evening art works.' I should say to void confusion with a debate going on elsewhere that unlike architecture, bridges are not art; but the slender, spare concrete bridges of Robert Maillart are beautiful constructions.

Salginatobel Bridge in Switzerland (completed in 1930) is perhaps his masterpiece.


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  2. Peter do you realise you are hot-linking some of these images - that is why the top one has been removed. Web sites hate it - it is stealing bandwidth. Just letting you know :-)

  3. Or rather it is only showing up sporadically.

  4. You've still not fixed it. You must upload images to your image hosting service b4 putting them on the blog - otherwise everytime your page loads you are taking bandwidth off other sites without visitors viewing that site, and that is really irritatting when it happens to *you*. Google hot linking if you don't believe me.

    Two on this post are:, and

    Hot linking isn't just when someone links to *Peter Cresswell*, although that is an easy assumption to make ;-)

  5. Done. Hadn't realised the problem; I thought peeps might like to visit those sites and learN more?

    Oh well. Lucky there's people around who can teach thugs like me about etiquette but. ;-)

  6. I just went to a lecture on the aesthetics of engineering (I'm an engineer). Maillart was bought us as an example that Engineering is an Art! Incidentally, whether it's an art is up for debate, but it's pretty conclusive that it isn't a science (the philosophy of science just doesn't agree with what engineering is).

    Sorry for commenting on such an old post. P.s - I borrow photos too, oops!


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