Friday, January 8, 2010

Milau Viaduct - by b

Can't sleep in SF... so some blog catchup. Two days before coming to SF, I drove with my friend Jeff to Paris. He and Heidi and their kids have moved there from Barcelona and Jeff needed to get the car over. It was fun and a really beautiful drive---but very cold. We stopped to sleep a little earlier than we might have otherwise because we wanted to see Norman Foster's Milau Viaduct (world's tallest bridge for vehicles) in daylight... so we slept at a roadside motel just before it.

Here's a picture of the bridge in the motel office
millau viaduct in lobby


Here it is from the car
millau viaduct


Here it is from the perspective of some better photographers with better cameras
Millau viaduct central pillars from the bottom by Chris _E78.


The tallest bridge in the world by retrotravelbug.


DSC00526 by danixta.


Vaisseau de nuit by michel.seguret.


The Day After ... by michel.seguret.


The pictures above are from a Flickr group for photos on the viaduct. You can check it out here.

BTW.. here's Jeff doing the final scraping on the windshield before we left the motel parking lot for the bridge. He's quite a bit taller than me.. I couldn't reach the middle of the windshield
scraping


And a glass of champagne with Heidi in a very cute wine shop in their 'hood, the 17th
a quick wine with heidi


this was followed by a very tasty meal at an old school bistro called Chez Fred down the street from their place.
chez fred


getting home was a bit of a challenge. I went to Airport number one at about 9 or 10 am (Charles de Gualle) but my flight (and the following one) were canceled due to snow ... so i cabbed over to Airport number two Orly and caught a 6:30 pm to BCN. next morning at 7 am we left our apartment for the airport to fly here to SF