Happy 79th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge! — Sketch Away: Travels With My sketchbook — ELT RedDot Blog

It’s 79 years since the Golden Gate Bridge opened! I’m lucky to live close enough to see it. drive across it and sketch it often. Here are some sketches of it I’ve done over the last few years: some from vista points in San Francisco, some from across the Bay in Marin County,and one on […]…
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The Bridges Of Glauchau (Saxony), Germany

There is a philosophy pertaining to visiting a town that makes tourism unique and interesting: Always look for the most uncommon and unvisited places first before visiting the main attractions. They have the most valuable information and features that will make you leave town knowing a bit more than before. Glauchau, located in western Saxony…
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All They Want Is Stuff: The Use Of Stop-Gaps In English Part I

This article is co-produced with sister column, the Flensburg Files in connection with a project being constructed. Stop-gaps. Each language has its set of stop-gap words that people use, either as a substitute for a word they were looking for (but couldn’t find it), or as a bridge in the conversation with the purpose of…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 65: The Thacher Truss Crossing At Everly, Iowa

When Edwin Thacher patented his truss design in 1884, his intention was for it to compete with the likes of already well-established truss designs, like the Pratt, Warren, Parker, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, but also the more unknown types, like the Kellogg, Fink and Post, just to name a few. While there are now four Thacher…
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Mystery Bridge Nr. 64: The Rock Valley Kiwanis Railroad Bridge

Our next mystery bridge takes us to Rock Valley, Iowa, located along the Rock River in Sioux County, and this bridge, located on the west end of town. Locally known as the Kiwanis Bridge, my discovery of the bridge dated back to 1998, where during a Spring Break trip from college, I took my Ford…
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