July 4, 2010

Finally!

I first posted a photo of this tiny blue and white bridge in the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University for my 100th post way back in 2008. After two years, I finally took the time to cross it and find out if the greenhouse from my college days is still there. Though I've always remembered this bridge as being blue and white, I seem to remember that it had wooden floorboards back then. The sheet of metal that serves as its current flooring is so rusty that I almost didn't want to walk over it, for fear that it wouldn't be able to bear my weight. Curiosity won over safety. You'll have to come back tomorrow to find out what's on the other side, but I guess that it's only right to warn you that I was mighty disappointed. Oh well. At least the itch has been scratched and I also finally have a bridge for Louis' Sunday Bridges. Yay!

small blue and white bridge in the Loyola Heights campus of Ateneo de Manila


Bridges around the world: Sunday Bridges
Sunday Bridges


I've blue and white, and Louis' Golden Gate Bridge is red—perfect for today. Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! Here, we celebrate it as Filipino-American Friendship Day.

33 comments:

Jacob said...

Happy Filipino-American Friendship Day!

I like the bridge but it doth appear to be a bit shaky!

I'll check back tomorrow.

bfarr said...

Well, it looks like it leads to something interesting.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

This can be a heritage bridge Hilda. It only needs a little facelift without defacing originality. Looks like there is a pot of gold at the end of the bridge. The view seems worth it!

Lianne said...

i remember that bridge from my college days too! i never crossed it though :) i wish they would take better care of it

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Tracy said...

But it looks like it leads to some kind of enchanted place. Can't wait to see what it is!

Luna Miranda said...

the floor looks strong enough. i'm curious, too, what on the other side of this bridge.:p

CafebyJW said...

Lovely color of bridge, what is on the other side?

Happy 4th of July to you too!

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LD said...

Great bridge..very wabi sabi. It seems to lead to a lush jungle of some sort. I'll be checking back to find out!

Reena said...

aha! i know this bridge! my atenista friends used to bring me to the other side of that bridge. haha. i can't remember though if we were stepping on wooden boards or metal sheets. I think it was already in metal sheets that time. :)

i can't wait for the next post! this certainly brings back my own set of college memories. thanks for sharing.

Cezar and Léia said...

Okay, you know you got us curious as well to see your findings on the other side... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I can see why you were hesitant to cross this bridge; but can also see why you were compelled to do so.

Gattina said...

What a nice little bridge !

cieldequimper said...

That's a dream!

Francisca said...

Looks like a lush place I need to go explore one day...

Indrani said...

That is a cute little bridge. I am curious too.

EG Wow said...

I think I would have crossed the bridge cautiously too. BUT I definitely would have crossed it. :)

brattcat said...

What a wonderful shot.

Leif Hagen said...

A lovely, GREEN bridge for Louis la Vaches' Bridge meme!

Kaori said...

Very very brave, Hilda! That doesn't look too stable. But I love the blue and white handles and the small path ahead of it :-D

dong ho said...

i can feel the excitement. ill definitely be checking your post tomorrow.

JM said...

What a lovely spot! Nice one, Hilda!

VioletSky said...

This is a lovely teaser for tomorrow!

Louis la Vache said...

Happy Filippino-American Friendship Day, Hilda!
«Louis» is delighted that you were able to contribute to Sunday Bridges!

James said...

Cool bridge and I like the setting too.

Joy said...

This is one of my favourite subjects - bridges. A little pretty bridge surrounded by wonderful lush.

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ρομπερτ said...

How alluring indeed ... always a safe step ahead of you and a great start into the new week as well.

daily athens

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful site and great photo.

Darryl and Ruth : )

J Bar said...

Great bridge.
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Luckaa said...

I like your very nice picture.

Jilly said...

This is such a beautiful scene, a gorgeous bridge and then the eye is drawn into the greeny. Just love it, Hilda. I'd love to take this walk.

George said...

Although the floorboard of the bridge might leave something to be desired the railings are quite pretty.

Tamera said...

Happy Fil-Am Friendship day to you too! From a Filipino-American no less ;o) As for that little bridge, I wouldn't have been able to resist crossing it either.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

o that is indeed a lovely little bridge.