6th Street Bridge – Los Angeles

The Iconic 6th street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles is finally being torn down this weekend. The 101 freeway is being closed for a whole weekend to ensure safe removal of the 84 year old viaduct. The bridge has been used in countless films, TV show and music videos over the years and is instantly recognizable as somewhere in LA. It spans two freeways, the LA river, two different sets of rail tracks and numerous streets. A poor choice in concrete when this bridge was built in the 1930’s lead to chemical reaction some 20 years later causing the structure to weaken, experts estimate that the bridge would have a 70% chance of collapsing in a major earthquake. It is because of its impending demolition that I’ve took some time out and taken a few shots while I still had time.

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Englands South Coast

In October 2016 My son and I took a photo trip around Englands south coast. We started from Nottingham and drove down to Bournemouth where we spent a couple of days visiting tourist sites, moved onto Beachy Head, Bodiam and other locations south of London before heading up to Norwich for a couple of days and then heading back to Nottingham. It was a great trip, the weather surprisingly held out with only one full day of rain in our 10 day trip, needless to say we got very lucky for October/November time. Below is a few shots from Englands South Coast.. enjoy! 

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