Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sisters' walk

One of the piers supporting the sorority footbridge at Washington and Lee.

At present there are three footbridges spanning the Woods Creek ravine on the campus of W&L. I posted the newest one here. I'm still wrestling with getting a good shot of the oldest one. Today's photo is of the 2000 bridge which connects the crescent of sororities on the hillside below Liberty Hall Rd. with the main campus.

Interestingly, it is from here - below - that one gets the best sense of the height of the walkway. Up top it feels quite safe and secure, and rather tame by comparison.

Back in early December, a couple of sorority sisters were escorting giant Greek letters:

7 comments:

Tanya said...

What a great perspective...looks to be a mile high from my view point!

MurciaDailyPhoto and www.asthes.tk said...

I like a lot this perspective. It looks great.

Wayne said...

A very dramatic shot.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

I agree with all the comments: this is an excellent perspective shot, especially when we compare with the second photo.

Marc said...

That first shot makes it look very high indeed. Very sharp lines too. Excellent picture.

Scott Dit said...

Actually there are four, but the other is an ugly concrete bridge for delivery trucks.

mkhansen said...

Oh, yes -- I was forgetting that one. I meant to say bridges that only allow foot traffic.