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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

As in Choo Choo train bridge ? No.

River yes.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Transporter bridge at Portulagete, Spain.
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I'd have been happy with Bilbao but Portulagete (just outside Bilbao) is bang on.

Amazing bloody bridge that thing. Cross between a punt and a lifting span bridge.


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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I recognized it as a transporter bridge immediately, but it took a little while to locate it precisely. I've been to the transporter bridge in Newport, Wales, and initially thought that was it, but the ornate arch and the ultra modern tram didn't fit.

Meanwhile, I'll have to dig up some photos. It may take be a while--at least until tomorrow. Ironically, I had been planning to post pictures of the Newport transporter for a while, but that won't work now.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Cool... I was working on the premise of a lift bridge, but in hindsight the tower was to delicate and there were no pulleys... saw the 'transporter' but couldn't quite sort out what it was.
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I'd have been happy with Bilbao but Portulagete (just outside Bilbao) is bang on.

Amazing bloody bridge that thing. Cross between a punt and a lifting span bridge.


Thanks for posting the movie. Nice bridge, dreadful color. It used to be black and it seems to me a much more appropriated color. I never been in Portugalete. I new it was a very industrial place without an interesting old Casco so I skip it but that bridge deserves the visit.

Curiously the name looks to be related to Portugal but in fact as nothing to do with it. The name was born from a Roman linguistic confusion regarding the original name. The locals (Vascos) called it Ugalete that means port. When the Romans invaded, because that was obviosly a Port and was called Ugalete, they call it Porto Ugalete, so Portugalete. I mean, if we translate the name, it will be PortPort

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

This one might be difficult, unless you've been there:


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Interesting place Bilbao. As I have no doubt said many times previously, while I've always been fond of the Catalans and Catalonia my favourite part of Spain is the Basque Country, the Biscay Coast and Galicia. Maybe that's why I enjoyed Portugal the one time I have been there.

First time I visited Bilbao was before the cleanup. The river was utterly foul, I doubt anything could have survived in there and the city itself was a somewhat dreary, dirty place that few could have admired. Today, it shines. The river is clean, the city is a pleasure to walk through, the Gug is a masterpiece and the riverside walkways an utter delight. Good food, nice people as well.
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This one might be difficult, unless you've been there:

Well it would have been if you had renamed the image ....
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Interesting place Bilbao. As I have no doubt said many times previously, while I've always been fond of the Catalans and Catalonia my favourite part of Spain is the Basque Country, the Biscay Coast and Galicia. Maybe that's why I enjoyed Portugal the one time I have been there.

First time I visited Bilbao was before the cleanup. The river was utterly foul, I doubt anything could have survived in there and the city itself was a somewhat dreary, dirty place that few could have admired. Today, it shines. The river is clean, the city is a pleasure to walk through, the Gug is a masterpiece and the riverside walkways an utter delight. Good food, nice people as well.
Yes I agree, I have been several times in Bilbao one of them for the inaugural exposition on the Guggenheim. They had almost emptied the NW Guggenheim for that temporary exposition not a great permanent exposition however. When you come to Lisbon have a visit to the Gulbenkian Museum.

That time I was there with some good friends and stayed on a small village near by in a traditional several centuries old farm, lovely place. We had dinner two times at a local small traditional taverna on the village. On the first time we asked for the first part of the menu (all of it) the second time, the other half it was all delicious and we become friends with the owner that turned out loved Portugal and Portuguese music. He had a large collection that he insisted in playing every time we were there.

Regarding Spain, I don'y know if you know it, if not there are other two regions that are also wonderful , Cantabria with the Picos da Europa (done that in detail with a 900cc Triumph) and the berth place of all Iberian countries, Asturias (they still have savage bears). I passed there, two years ago the new year's eve in a small mountain hotel. Wonderful place if you like nature, I mean green one over mountains, in its primeval state.

Zanshin, I am sorry about this out of topic post, I will try to restrain myself

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