46 Great Opening Lines: 21

On an exceptionally hot evening early in July a young man came out of the garret in which he lodged in S. Place and walked slowly, as though in hesitation, towards K. bridge. Opening line, Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by Constance Garnett Last night I could have written: On an exceptionally hot evening… Continue reading


Weekly photo challenge: Frame

Two photos from the old war album. The captions are as I found them, written by my father. The photographer is unknown: they might be my father’s photos, or they might have been given to him by a mate. The “Nile Bridge” is the Abou el Ela Bridge, Cairo – construction completed in 1912, demolished… Continue reading


Ailsa's travel photo challenge: Bridges

Bridge photos, I’ve posted a few.   But here’s one you haven’t seen: The Imbaba Bridge used to be the greatest swing bridge in Egypt according to this site, where more photos of it are available, including a terrific end view of the swing span. You might also be interested in this post of mine… Continue reading