Photo of the Day (1.17.09)

It really is no wonder why we say, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get/come to it.” For me, crossing a bridge symbolizes a journey from one state of mind to another.

Wherever it is you travel in the world, bridges are some of the most beautiful sights. Take the London Bridge, the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, or the longest teak bridge the world, which can be found in Myanmar. Robert James Waller’s famous novel, The Bridges of Madison County, also speaks to the nostalgia of bridges.

Sometimes, the bridges in our own backyard are the most beautiful, which is what cgrubbs captures here in this breathtaking photo of bridge, nature, and sky. This photo reminds me how you don’t have to travel across a bridge in order to be transported to another world. Sometimes just seeing one that blends in so perfectly with its surroundings is enough.

If you have some great travel shots you’d like to share, be sure to upload them to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day!