Sunday, June 27, 2010

Roxas Bridge [Sunday Bridges]


Viewed from the walls of historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros is Roxas Bridge, formerly called the Del Pan Bridge, one of the 13 bridges that crosses Pasig River.  Pasig River stretches 25 kilometers connecting Laguna de Bay, a freshwater lake, to Manila Bay.  Roxas Bridge is the last bridge near the mouth of the Pasig River that opens to Manila's Port Area.


Posted for Sunday Bridges


23 comments:

dong ho said...

that's a great fact! 13bridges. i didnt know that. it would be great if someone can actually feature the 13 in one post.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Interesting contrast between the modern bridge and the old looking sentry post in the foreground. The pink sky is a bonus.

Linnea W said...

You captured a great contrast here with the old fort lookout and the much more modern bridge in the distance. It must be interesting to walk around that area...so much to see!

LD said...

Wow that's really a beautiful image. Love the sky..also your choice of music!

hip chick said...

Oh what a beautiful picture. I love the composition. I love that you got the older structure along with the bridge and the water and the pretty sky. So much to see.

cieldequimper said...

Old and new, with a beautiful sky too!

Dina said...

Beautiful shape and stonework on the fort.
You are lucky to have real bridges with real water under them.

bertN said...

I didn't know Del Pan Bridge is now Roxas Bridge and that there are thirteen bridges across Pasig River.

Kaori said...

The slice of light above the bridge is beautiful ;-)

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine sky in this image. «Louis» thanks you for your contribution to Sunday Bridges!

Small City Scenes said...

That river must belong to have 13 bridges. A great name for a song---13 Bridges to Cross. I like the guard post watching out for the bridge. MB

EG Wow said...

Lovely sky over the bridge! What is the brick structure in the left side of the photo?

VioletSky said...

lovely evening sky over this bridge. and is that the top of another bridge, off in the distance?

Luna Miranda said...

VioletSky, those are cranes at the Manila North Harbor.

Luna Miranda said...

EG Wow, the brick structure is probably a watch-tower during the Spanish regime, looking out for incoming ships at Manila Bay. it's part of an old fortress, Fort Santiago.

Cezar and Léia said...

This bridge is fantastic beautiful!I'm enchanted by the sky colours, magnificent picture!
Happy Sunday
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Elisa said...

Hi Luna Miranda,
A great shot. I share with all of you the Sundayn Bridges. Thanks Louis!
Best regards from Argentine
Elisa

Ebie said...

Luna, thank you for sharing this. I am so ignorant of my country.

Nice view of the sunset!

Joahna Vern said...

Wow!!! ...a really great picture you have here! :) ...Keep posting. :) A great day to you! :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

If one day I'll go home, I'll surely visit Fort Santiago again.

Great post dear.

Luckaa said...

It is very nice contrast of new and old. Like it.

Rob said...

Pretty sunset cast onto the scene!

witsandnuts said...

Interesting shot. I liked the contrast and the narrative.