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Puente Nuevo – Ronda by neobit

The Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) is the newest and largest of three bridges that span the 120-metre (390 ft)-deep chasm that carries the Guadalevín River and divides the city of Ronda, in southern Spain. The architect was José Martin de Aldehuela, who died in Málaga in 1802. The chief builder was Juan Antonio Díaz Machuca.
The bridge was started in 1751 and took 42 years to build. Fifty workers were killed during its construction. There is a chamber above the central arch that was used for a variety of purposes, including as a prison. During the 1936-1939 civil war both sides allegedly used the prison as a torture chamber for captured opponents, killing some by throwing them from the windows to the rocks at the bottom of the El Tajo gorge. The chamber is entered through a square building that was once the guard-house. It now contains an exhibition describing the bridge’s history and construction.
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El puente Nuevo es el monumento más emblemático de la ciudad malagueña de Ronda y fue construido entre 1759 y 1793. Une las zonas histórica y moderna de la ciudad salvando el Tajo de Ronda, una garganta de más de 100 metros de profundidad excavada por el río Guadalevín.
De sillería de piedra, el puente presenta un arco central de medio punto apoyado en otro más pequeño por el que transcurre el río. En la parte superior, se encuentran las dependencias del puente que, en otros tiempos, fueron utilizadas como prisión, a cuyos lados se abren otros dos arcos, también de medio punto, que sostienen la estructura que soporta la calle.
Su construcción comenzó en 1759 para sustituir al anterior puente que se había derrumbado en 1740. En su realización intervinieron diversos maestros, aunque el más destacado fue José Martín de Aldehuela, que finalizó la obra.

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Let Freedom Ring (World Trade Center 1) by Thousand_Word_Images

ᅡᄅ 2015 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott

It was a profoundly moving experience to visit both the memorial pools (the largest man-made waterfalls in the world) in the footprints of the original World Trade Center towers and to look up at the staggeringly beautiful new monument to the persistence of freedom and the American ideal. The new World Trade Center 1 is a gorgeous building, and a great deal of love and care has gone into crafting the monuments at Ground Zero as well as the amazing 9/11 Memorial Museum. Definitely a highlight from a recent extended visit to NYC. I’ve done my best to capture both elements in this shot along with a sunstar off the new tower from the morning sun.

Technical Information: Canon EOS 6D, Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD, Processed in Adobe Lightroom CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Alien Skin Exposure 7 (use code “dustinabbott” to get a 10% discount)

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