Bridging the Gap ~ Day 3

Today for Alice’s Bridging the Gap photo challenge I’m going into my archives and “across the pond” to show you a couple fun bridge memories from England.


In April of 2004 we took our daughter to Great Britain to follow the haunts of her favorite writers. This bridge over the River Wye is in the town of Bakewell close to Pemberly Chatsworth House, where parts of the new Pride and Prejudice movie were filmed.

Bakewell claims that Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was written while she stayed at the Rutland Arms, although others claim that it was written while Jane Austen stayed at Haddon Hall. No matter where Jane Austen stayed, everyone agrees that Pride and Prejudice is based on the surrounding area with Lambton being the portrayal of Bakewell and Chatsworth House being the model for Pemberley.


This foot bridge is on the grounds of Blenheim Palace. That’s Katie and Dear on the bridge. In 2004 I knew nothing about bloggers or blogging. I so want to go back to Great Britain now that I blog. I think my photos would look a lot different from the perspective of a blogger! :0)

For more Bridging the Gap photos visit Alice at Iwasborn2crea8. This is a week long photo challenge but it is being considered for a one day a week challenge in the future. Consider joining in and showing us your bridges…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I posted on my blog from 2007-2015 hostage and replaced them with big black and grey boxes with threats. So discouraging…as I’m slowly trying to clean up thousands of posts!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

12 thoughts on “Bridging the Gap ~ Day 3

  1. Barbara at Ramblings from an English Garden has some great photos of a viaduct being used as a train bridge in Yorkshire. I wish we could take our feeet and our cameras to England next month!

  2. These are wonderful bridge shots. I know that was a great trip with your daughter and especially great to follow the haunts of her favorite writers. I spent the summer in England in 1974 when my Dad had a sabbatical there and I’ll never forget it.

  3. Ohhhhhh you must have a LOT of bridges if you can post TWO this good in ONE day! I’m sure that one with the waterfall behind is used for weddings – a LOT! Fabulous!

  4. These are beautiful! I especially love the second one.
    Like you I so wish I could go back to places I’ve been before I blogged. They’re wasn’t a lot of reason to take the kind of photos I’d take now to share.

  5. Hi Ellen, Thanks for letting me know you were also in England during the summer of 1974. It’s funny because when I read this I was trying to figure out if my daughter was there the same summer your daughter was but mine went a few years before that with a high school trip. It’s funny because at this point my daughter has traveled a lot more than I have having studied in France (6 weeks in college), Germany (3 week high school exchange), and Ireland (6 months in college), plus the people to people trip in high school to England, Ireland, and Wales. I’ve only been to Europe twice in my 50 years but my daughter at 23 is the well traveled one which I am happy about.

  6. Wow, Ellen, both of these bridges are STUNNING! Each so very different and yet so breathtakingly beautiful. I love them both, and I thank you for ‘letting us into your head to view your memories’. I would sO love to go to England and Wales to see where my Dad’s ancestors came from, and to Scotland just because, haha. My younger brother & his family just made a whirl wind trip to those 3 countries with a soccer team he coaches and his youngest daughter plays on. He’s been sending us all photos of the trip, now that they’re back. i am so envious, lol.

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