I like to take pictures of bridges and have posted many of them throughout the years on either Facebook or here in Braman’s Wanderings.
Two of my favorite bridge pictures have also been turned into paintings.
This picture was taken from a rowboat that we were riding in while taking a tour of the waterways in the park. The day was overcast and there were occasional showers. There were swans swimming in the water and also several narrow waterways that were spanned by bridges.
I really like the painting as it captures the essence of the picture.
This bridge know as the Burgauer Brücke is in Jena-Burgau, which is in the south part of Jena, Germany.
The bridge was built on the site of an older wooden bridge. The older bridge was in existence by at least 1484. The wooden bridge was replaced by a stone bridge sometime in the late 1400’s or early 1500’s.
I like Sonja’s interpretation of the picture. She has changed the season and it looks very much like what it looks like in autumn. I have seen this bridge at different times of the year during my many trips to Jena.
Unfortunately, this exact angle is not possible anymore as there is an outdoor seating area for a restaurant that blocks the view.
I am heading to Jena at the end of the week and will probably stop by the bridge to take a few more pictures.
It is really cool to have seen paintings based on two of my favorite pictures.