It dates back to my college days in Bombay. When I travelled for over an hour each way to and from college. The way back especially is vivid. I remember standing near the train doors (if I didn’t have a window seat) while crossing the bridge just before my stop. I think the bridge symbolised homecoming after a long and tiring day. Somehow, in those 3 to 5 minutes over the bridge, I was transported to a magical place. One that didn’t seem anywhere similar to the noisy, polluted and smelly Bombay I had been travelling through for almost an hour.
For about 4 years after coming to Australia, I had no bridges to cross unless it was a visit to Cronulla beach via Alfords Point Bridge or once when I visited a friend in Mosman and therefore travelled across the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
And then I moved.
Almost a couple of years ago (August 2009) to an area in Sydney which I fell in love with the first time I visited. And since then, every day to and from work, I cross a bridge (Not the Sydney Harbour bridge!). The view is breathtaking. I notice how I instantly relax upon reaching the bridge on the way back home. Home is what it signifies. No matter how hard a day I have had, no matter how crazy the traffic has been, no matter how tired I am, my spirits are instantly lifted as I drive across the bridge. I do take in the views as well and thank my stars almost every day for the lovely area I live in. For how fortunate I am. The following are just some of the views I am privileged to see every single day. [Pictures courtesy Google images and links provided to all]
I couldn’t find any images with the sun setting but honestly, it’s gorgeous. There have been times when I’ve just wanted to pull over and take photos. Unfortunately though, we can’t stop on the bridge! Some day soon, I will take my lazy arse up there to click some pictures of my own.
I do find it funny and interesting at the same time at just how bridges seem to play a big role in my life. They signify connections. To home. Wherever that may be for me at any given stage in my life.
Until next time,