Thursday, September 18, 2008

THE BRIDGE AND THE SKY

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Photos By Carlos A. Mascaro





A cable-stayed bridge is a bridge that consists of one or more columns (normally referred to as towers or pylons), with cables supporting the bridge deck. There are two major classes of cable-stayed bridges: In a harp design, the cables are made nearly parallel by attaching cables to various points on the tower(s) so that the height of attachment of each cable on the tower is similar to the distance from the tower along the roadway to its lower attachment. In a fan design, the cables all connect to or pass over the top of the tower(s). Cable-stayed bridges can be dated back to the 1784 design of a timber bridge by German carpenter C.T. Loescher. Many early suspension bridges were of hybrid suspension and cable-stayed construction, including the 1817 footbridge at Dryburgh Abbey, and the later Albert Bridge (1872) and Brooklyn Bridge (1883). (Wikipedia)



Who was Octavio Frias de Oliveira (August 5, 1912–29 April 2007). He was a Brazilian executive who built Grupo Folha, one of Brazil's largest media empires. Frias founded Grupo Folha in 1962 with his business partner Carlos Caldeira Filho. They own or control newspapers Folha de São Paulo (Newspaper), Agora, and Valor Econômico, publisher Publifolha, distributor Transfolha, and Brazil’s biggest online portal, Universo Online (Internet).

69 comments:

  1. F A N T A S T I C A S imagem, ou imagens! Parabéns ao Carlos, pela foto, e a você pela postagem!

    Bjs

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  2. That's an amazing bridge and I love the way it looks against the sky.

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  3. Sonia, so beautiful! You are such a talented family!

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  4. wow! Perfect catch for skywatch! Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can visit my corner too...

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  5. Spectacular photos of a fantastic bridge:)

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  6. Greetings from Finland! We are very fast going toward a winter here.
    It`s always so delightful to see a blue sky and now with those fine bridge, which makes the photos thrilling!
    Thank you for this great skywatcher post and your comment on my blog !
    Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Marvelous shots of the bridge and the sky. Happy weekend.

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  8. Cool photos and a huge bridge! Well done!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  9. WHOA!! NOW... that's just super cool! The perspective is almost enough to make me air sick.. that's awesome!!

    Have a really good weekend!
    ~Michele J~
    Mountain Retreat

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  10. Very cool shots of a very cool bridge!!

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  11. Sonia these are fascinating. Loved the info and the photos are impressive.
    Is is someone's hand in the second and third photos?That kind of adds a unique touch :)

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  12. Gorgeous lines - geometry and sky work well together.

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  13. Bonita arquitetura. Bela foto.
    Good bridge architectonic work.

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  14. Great perspectives!
    And I always love a clear blue sky!

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  15. Wonderful photos of the bridge, with the blue sky as an added bonus.

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  16. Lovely photos, the wires like cat's cradle. Stunning photos.

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  17. Wow - very impressive bridge and you have captured it so well! Happy SWF!

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  18. very cool pics but would freak me out to drive over that!

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  19. Lindas tomadas do céu e dos cabos da ponte. Não passei por lá ainda, mas quero ir quando for a S. Paulo!
    Gostei muito das informações do post!

    bjs e bom fim de semana.

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  20. Fantastic shots! I love the lines and angles. Excellent post!

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  21. Wow ! that looks absolutely phantastic !

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  22. this is amazing structure. and great captures. fantastic lines

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  23. Esta ponte é imponente, e as fotos ficaram maravilhosas. Parabéns a você e a seu marido por elas.
    Um grande beijo.

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  24. Hi Sonia, what a beautiful bridge ... stunning photography.
    How are you, how have you been ?

    I think I am finally back in the blogosphere to stay, this time !!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

    Take care, Meow

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  25. Wow, that is quite a bridge! And you took some great shots of it.

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  26. The sky still takes precedence above all this steel. Great pictures. The text is informative thanks for that.Happy SWF.T.

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  27. Sônia. linda foto. São Paulo fica com a cara de grande metrópole que realmente é.
    Beijo, menina

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  28. a very interesting bridge! lovely perspective on the second photo.

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  29. Wonderful shots of the bridge reaching skywards

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  30. I love bridge shots and these are FANTASTIC!

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  31. What an awesome bridge! wow.....the cables are very impressive.

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  32. Fabulous images! In the third one the clouds make a charming design.

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  33. Nice shot, Sonia abvout sky watch friday and what a bridge !

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  34. Do you know in france "the Viaduc de Millau" http://www.viaducdemillau.com/

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  35. Sonia,
    uma arte da arquitetura moderna! Acrescido do fotógrafo nota 1000 e desse céu esplendoroso, fechou o Sky Watch Friday.
    Beijos e bom fim de semana!

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  36. That is an amazing bridge Sonia! It truly amazes me what people can build!

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  37. The geometry of that bridge is amazing! I am now reading a book about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, and it is fascinating!

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  38. Well documented (thanks Sonia) and well photographed (thanks Carlos)!

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  39. that is so modern and beautiful, like a giant bird.. love it!

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  40. Sonia, como ficou linda esta ponte, acredita que ainda não passei por lá... beijos

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  41. Fantastic picture of this bridge. have a great weekend :D

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  42. Sonia, que bela imagem.
    Esta ponte ficou realmente muito bonita.
    Um obra de arte, assim como as fotos do Carlos ficaram de tirar o chapéu.
    Parabéns.
    Querida, tenham um final de semana lindo e feliz, você e os seus.
    Um beijo

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  43. Sonia, uma beleza.
    Ainda hoje mandei uma foto desta ponte Espraiada para o Eduardo, feita à noite e de passagem com o celular.
    Estas suas estão incríveis.

    bjs.

    JU Gioli

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  44. Olá querida!
    Até que enfim... Depois da semana agitada estou de volta à internet. Senti falta daqui! Fantásticas imagens... Viajei por cada linha... Como sempre aqui é tudo emocionante!
    Bom fim de semana.
    Abraços

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  45. FANTASTIC Pictures of a very fabulous Bridge, Sonia. The Architecture of Bridges has become more and more Artful, I think...They were always Beautiful, it just seems like the newer bridges have something 'new' that hasn't been there before...

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  46. Your blog is wonderful and your photos are just spectacular. That is amazing bridge and the way you took its photo is fantastic. It looks so powerful against that lovely blue sky.
    Thank you very much for visited my blog and for your nice comment. I do appreciate it a lot.

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  47. Your blog is wonderful and your photos are just spectacular. That is amazing bridge and the way you took its photo is fantastic. It looks so powerful against that lovely blue sky.
    Thank you very much for visited my blog and for your nice comment. I do appreciate it a lot.

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  48. Awesome photos! What wonderful pictures you got!

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  49. oooh aaah. Brilliant design like this which is both intensely practical and aesthetically beautiful really takes my breath away.

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  50. Sonia,

    obrigado pela chamada em INGLES no cabeçalho do seu blog. O POST IN PROGRESS agradece. Embora lá tenha tradutor, ninguém usa! Os "coitados" que não entendem Português não entendem nada!

    Bjs e muito obrigado pela divulgação!

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  51. Sonia
    Maravilhosas as fotos.
    Os cabos paralelos formados em cruzamentos pela simetria dá a idéia de grande equilíbrio.
    Suas linhas riscam o céu numa visão deslumbrante Divina visão.
    Os ângulos captados para essas importantes fotos, mostram a grandiosidade da força da criação do homem.
    Parabéns.
    Bjs

    Oops, tenho post novo.

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  52. Sonia,

    Fazia tempo que não visitava seu blog, e gostei da sua visita também, há tempos não tinha novidades suas. Muito bons os posts!

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  53. I really like the image of the yellow cables against the blue sky. And the pictures themselves are so well composed.... congratulations to Carlos!

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  54. Sonia, vim vendo as fotos de cima para baixo, claro, e pensava que fossem de uma ponte dos USA, mas me surpreendi quando vislumbrei uma placa indicando "Pinheiros Ceagesp". Espetaculares fotos e ponte. Meus parabéns ao Carlos.
    Um abraço.

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  55. visiting your blog always feels like i am at the front seat of the car with extended view of the surroundings. i know that i could not go to such place and i thank you for sharing these wonderful images to us.

    by the way, sorry for not visiting sooner. just had a weeklong vacation and the work just piled-up. i'll catch-up on my readings/blog-hops once my sched returns to normal. have a nice day friend.

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  56. Olá Sonia,
    Parabens pela riqueza do blog. Quanto as fotos do Dr. Mascaro, ficam impressionantes. Nenhum cenário seria mais adequado que aquele justo momento. Pelo visto o dom da fotografia está no sangue da familia. Parabens a ambos!!!
    Bjs
    Enio

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  57. Ypu have many beautiful pictures here, and these of the bridge are among my favourites. I also saw that we have several friends in common.

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