Tuesday, July 24, 2012

B for Breathing Bridge

 I was breathless with wonder when I beheld this beautiful breathing bridge in an Indian village by the border of Bangla Desh.
 Buttressed by bamboo and betelnut trees, the bridge is woven from the roots of living Banyan trees. Flat stones are kept on it so that bicycles and bipeds can pass easily. on it.
There are some Breathing Bridges in the region which have celebrated their bicentennial.
I thank Mrs.Nesbitt and her team for hosting ABC Wednesday.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! I've never heard of such a thing, but it is beautiful.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  2. Amazing!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Very beautiful bridge and wonderful words. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

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  4. My goodness...you are certainly the winner in the B word post.
    Very clever.

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  5. I knew that our beloved trees bestow an awful lot of benefits, but I was unaware of this particular boon! That is one of the most extraordinary things I've ever seen! It's beautiful, and I'd love to walk or ride my bicycle across it.

    You did a great job with all those "B" words, too! What a brilliant post! :-)

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  6. wow, this is amazing! the second photo is like a dream, a scene from a fantasy movie. incredible bridge!

    B is for...

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  7. Well, I just learned something fascinating! I had never before heard of breathing bridges. Very cool information.

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  8. Whoa now thats something new. Interesting and curious indeed

    PhenoMenon, ABCW team

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  9. what a fascinating idea!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  10. It is amazing how creative people can be. I just love banyan trees. They are phenomenal.

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  11. such a very interesting bridge!

    Set of B's
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  12. My friend from Mehitable Days (Laloofa) pointed out your photo on her post and it was so incredible and cool, I just had to leave you a comment telling you that I appreciated the photo and especially the interesting information about it. Well done!

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  13. That is amazingly, wonderful choice for B!

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