Garden Bridge, 27 January 2011


One of the locations I enjoy visiting when I’m in Norfolk is the Botanical Gardens. They’ve been around for quite a while, and offer a number of interesting photographic opportunities, even in winter. Okay, okay…there’s more to see in the spring and summer, when the flowers and such are all alive.


Photo Information:

Location: Norfolk, Virginia; Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 DX
ISO Equivalency: 100
Color Setting: Vivid (Black & White conversion in post-processing)

Within the Gardens are several walking / driving paths, [1] along with several canals; [2] this is one of the locations where the two sets of transportation paths intersect. Obviously, had this been shot in the summer, the trees in the background would’ve had leaves on them. The canal is still liquid since Norfolk rarely gets cold enough for long enough during the winter for thick ice to form on any of the major waterways – or small canals like this one. There are exceptions, though, and this past winter has been a bit colder than usual.

Anyways, that sure is a nice looking arched stone bridge, isn’t it?



[1]: No, you can’t drive your own car along the paths; they accommodate vehicles strictly for use by the Gardens’ trolley service, and for maintenance vehicles. Otherwise, visitors are strictly limited to walking on these paths.

[2]: The canals accommodate a guided tour via boat, but otherwise, they are closed to private watercraft. Or swimming, in case you really wanted to do that – I wouldn’t, since there’s all manner of animal poop in there…


One Response to “Garden Bridge, 27 January 2011”

  1. […] in my last post how I mentioned other interesting photographic opportunities afforded by the Norfolk Botanical […]

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