Sunday, August 15, 2010

Foot bridge in Sagada [Sunday Bridges]


These are photos from my archives---a wooden foot bridge crossing a gorge near the rice terraces at the outskirts of Sagada.  The stream under the bridge is coming from the nearby Bokong waterfalls. 

Scattered all over the Cordilleras are the rice terraces--carved out from the mountains by the Igorot more than a thousand years ago.  The terraces were our ancestors' way of maximizing farm lands and prevent soil erosion in this mountainous region.

 

Posted for Sunday Bridges

27 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Luna Miranda Sweetie...
What a beautiful share this evening. I love the photo of the bridge, but I would be afraid to go across it. It looks so high up and so far to cross. A little shaky maybe.

I love the rice terraces. They are so green and so beautiful. The steps so inviting. How very beautiful is the country side here. I love it.

Many thanks for sharing with me this evening. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Many hugs sweet friend, Sherry

dong ho said...

nice to remember and look back at those old photos. specially a trek to the cordilleras.

☺lani☺ said...

Nice one! Yes to the comment above, I would love to see the rice terraces too! Enjoy the rest of the day!

Linnea W said...

Foot bridges are so cool - as long as they don't collapse! I love the shots you've shared. It seems that perhaps you took the first one from one of those rice paddies. Thanks for stopping by at my bridge.

Ann said...

I am afraid now I am too old to walk on a foot bridge. I hope it doesn't wobble.

Francisca said...

I want to go, I want to go, I want to go... AGAIN! I haven't been as far as Sagada because the road just north of Banaue was washed away each time I was in Ifugao. Nice captures, Luna!

[Yes, the Osaka Aquarium IS an interesting structure; that's why I used this meme excuse to post it with the bridge ;-) ]

Photo Cache said...

oh i would love to go and see this for myself.

simply kim said...

i like the first picture most. nice post!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this place looks very interesting.I place to walk around, feel the atmosphere and take lots of pictures!
But I think I could not face the adventure to cross that bridge! LOL
Wonderful shot, well done!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Looks like the gorge is pretty deep. The terraces are smart and pretty.

Kaori said...

You must of been high up when you took the first photo! :D

Indrani said...

It must be swinging too. I would be a little scared to cross it.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
«Louis» wouldn't want to cross it if it wobbles... he has a bad case of acrophobia...

Beautiful images and a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

Bella said...

Hello Luna... Lovely photos! Those terraces are beautiful!
Bella

Tracy said...

Fascinating photos! I'm not sure I could cross that bridge though. :-)

Lucka said...

Very interesting place! Great bridge contribution.

Carver said...

What an interesting landscape. The bridges and terraces are very appealing to me.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful post. Love the music with this one, too.

EG Wow said...

I love the look of the terraces here! They look very old.

wncmountainliving said...

Lovely scenery - the bridge is very useful and quaint!

Misalyn said...

I echo Photo Cache's comment. I'll certainly include Sagada on my list. Hay kelan kaya ako makakapagbakasyon ulit?

By the way, nice shots, gusto ko yung image #2.

Lawstude said...

hmmm, i have been to bokong falls but i can't remember crossing that foot bridge. how exciting it would have been.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful! I love reading about other places where I'll never get to go (darn it). Thanks for sharing.

Elisa said...

It´s actually lovely :)
Best regards from Argentina

Toemailer said...

Cool! Footbridges are things that make me wonder when they first got the idea and how they may have went about solving the problem.

Reader Wil said...

You live in a very beautiful country!

witsandnuts said...

It is going to be very challenging for me to cross that bridge. Scared of heights. In case I'd visit, I hope there's an alternate route. Haha.