It's one of those evenings when anxiety and insecurities are having fun with each other. Trying to distract myself with London thoughts only to end up extra anxious about where to-s and possibly missing out on things and argh, I need a few days off. And a lottery win. So that I can do something with them. But - here's some London for you, from my trip in July. All the curves.
📍Bank Bridge (🇷🇺: Банковский мост) is a 25-m-long pedestrian bridge crossing the Griboedov Canal near the former Assignation Bank in #SaintPetersburg , Russia. Like other bridges across the canal, the existing structure dates from 1826.
The bridge engineer was Wilhelm von Traitteur, who conceived of a pedestrian separation structure suspended by cables. He was an engineer who also built other bridges over the Griboyedov Canal, Fontanka and Moika. The general management of the bridge construction was carried out by colonel E. A. Adam.
The special popularity of the bridge was gained through angular sculptures of four winged lions crowning the abutments.
They were designed by sculptor Pavel Sokolov (1764-1835), who also contributed lions for Bridge of Lions and sphinxes for Egyptian Bridge.
The bridge is in front of the former Assignation Bank building (now housing the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance).
The bridge underwent numerous repairs and restorations, as well as structural modifications. In 1949 the wooden cover of the bridge was repaired, and later in 1951—1952 the wooden bearing structure of the bridge was replaced by a metal one. In 1967 and 1988 the gilding of the lions’ wings was renovated.
In 1997 the sculptures and handrail lattice were restored. In 2007-2008 Griboyedov Canal Embankment from Kazan Cathedral to the Bank Bridge was renovated.
Nowadays the winged lions are the symbol of St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance.
Iceland is a place that makes you feel extra small! ✨
Towering above me are hundreds of Basalt columns, which are the finishing product after thousands of volcanic eruptions have taken place! Iceland is projected to be between 20-25 million years old..... Don't know about you, but that's pretty wild! 🤘🏻
Yemektir mekandır tavsiyem boldur ama oturup hayat dersi vermekten de vermeye kalkışanlardan da çok haz alamıyorum. Sonuçta herkesin hayat tecrübesi kendine🙃
Bazen kelli felli amcaların davranışlarına anlam veremezken yeri geliyor beş yaşında ki çocuktan hayat dersi çıkarabiliyorum.
Diyeceğim bana kalırsa bu işler yaşa başa bakmıyor. Şimdi nerden geldik buraya diyeceksiniz.
Haftaya yeni başlangıçlar, değişimler, kararlar diye binlerce yazıdan birine denk geldim bu pazartesi sabahı. Colombia’dan aldığım kahvemi yudumlarken🤪 şöyle bir düşündüm. Sanırım uzun zamandır aldığım en güzel kararlardan biri kafama estiğini estiği anda yapmak 👻 kim ne der diye hiiiç düşünmemek 🥳 ve yıllarca yaptığım beş yıllık kalkınma planlarını çöpe atmak 👊🏻 Çünkü zaman bize istediği filmi gösterirken bizde ona göre düşüncelerimizi ister istemez değiştirmek zorunda kalıyoruz. İyi ya da kötü bir şekilde hayatımıza geleni kabullenmeye mecbur kalıyoruz. Bir de azıcık deli olmazsak geçer mi bu zaman 🎈 .