BHC Pic of the Week Nr. 184

Source: Sam Webb via Instagram

This week’s Pic of the Week takes us to London and to one of the newest bridges spanning the River Thames. The Millenium Bridge is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, linking Bankside with the City of London. It is owned and maintained by Bridge House Estates, a charitable trust overseen by the City of London Corporation. Construction began in 1998, and it initially opened on 10 June 2000. Arup Engineering was the mastermind behind the design and Sir Robert McAlpine as well as Monberg and Thorsen were responsible for constructing the bridge. It had earned the nickname Wobbly Bridge because the bridge swayed in the wind, yet repair work in 2001-02 solved that problem. The bridge has a unique background with the St. Paul’s Cathedral located just 100 meters from the bridge in the City District, thus providing a great photo opportunity.

And this was the case, as amateur photographer Sam Webb captured this unusual shot of the bridge. This was taken at sundown but the river was doctored to make it look like the River Thames is covered in fog. London is known for its lousy weather with rain and fog and this shot makes it look like that London is living up to this stereotype. But admittedly, it’s one shot that deserves international recognition because it’s unique in itself- one that will surely win accolades if entered in photo contests. And if the photographer asked me if it’s worth it, my answer would be:

Just do it! 🙂