No sooner had the thought crossed my mind, when a friend across the aisle said, “That’s the new Calatrava bridge which just opened here. Yes!
I knew then what my late afternoon schedule would include: a trip to photograph yet another Santiago Calatrava creation for my small but growing collection.
I began photographing Calatrava bridges while on a 2009 trip to Dublin, Ireland, where two of his signature bridges cross the River Liffey. My son Andrew is a big Calatrava fan and had alerted me to the existence of the bridges in Dublin.
A couple of weeks later I was in Milwaukee, and was fortunate to be able to photograph the “flapping” of the wings of the Calatrava-designed Milwaukee Museum of Art. That blog has been one of the most popular I’ve ever posted, as web surfers have found the images online.
So on a beautiful spring day in Dallas, I visited the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge over the Trinity River – the first of three planned Calatrava designs for the city’s Trinity River Project. The central span – a graceful curve – adds a beautiful sculptural element to the city’s skyline.
Enjoy the photographs.
More to come…