DUONA SUSPENSION BRIDGE (1)

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
Deep in the countryside of Taiwan surrounded by mountains and in a beautiful scenery at the beginning of the Meiya Valley at Longtoushan , a small road for scooters and bicycles leads to this 232 meters long and 103 meters high suspension bridge.

It was built in the time of the Japanese occupation and was of great importance at the time to link Duona village to Maolin village and the rest of the region.

This bridge is known as the “Lover's Bridge” as it was the place where people used to said goodbye to their family or lover as they were leaving to find work in the large cities of Taiwan. The local people say it is a bridge of many tears for those whose lovers or relatives did not return home when expected.

The views from the bridge are simply breathtaking. If you suffer from vertigo this is definitely not the place for you.

f14 1/50th sec zoo at 17mm centre weighting average metering slight crop (top and bottom

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Thank you for all the C&C on my previous up-loads last week.

Have a pleasant evening,

Jean-Noël

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
16 Mar 2009 7:15PM
There is no way in this world you would get me over that, great series. - gary

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Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
16 Mar 2009 7:20PM
Breathtaking shots Jean Noel -- quite literally. What a bridge.
Ron
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2009 7:36PM
V3 &V6 were a real surprise!
Moira
Bob_V 8 1 2 United States
16 Mar 2009 8:10PM
What fantastic images, quite a bridge, fantastic work.
Bob
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
16 Mar 2009 11:10PM
Astonishing views--Think I will just look from here!
Jennnn
moocow 7 12 1 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2009 11:38PM
Great set of shots, I'm not sure I could make it across Smile
Ray42 7 3 England
17 Mar 2009 7:52AM
Informative series of shots and write up
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
17 Mar 2009 9:10AM
What a scary bridge

Peter
17 Mar 2009 2:09PM
Nice set of images. Sylvia
Rock Plus
13 10 2 England
17 Mar 2009 6:10PM
Great shots of a fasinating bridge.

Rock
cassiecat 7 39 46 England
17 Mar 2009 8:26PM
v5 shows its full scariness wouldnt get me on there.lesley
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
19 Mar 2009 3:36AM
Impressive.
Brian
photophantom 7 108 3 Philippines
19 Mar 2009 8:46AM
I like the shot of a biker on the bridge
RobboB Plus
9 107 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2009 9:36AM
V3 excellent, great perspective
sillygirl 7 9 Sweden
12 Apr 2009 6:45PM
WOW what a brdige and no way i would have a walk on that one.
Fab shots.
Marie

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