Sunset on New Bridge

Shannon on New Bridge, Ronda, Spain

Shannon and Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Spain

One of the easy things to love about the world outside the U.S. is how old everything is in comparison. We Americans date our existence as a nation to the year 1776. A lot has happened since then.

But last night in Spain we stood on a bridge that spans the El Tajo canyon and connects the original city of Ronda to its newer portions. Construction of this bridge, not-at-all ironically named Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), began in 1751.

Of course the city itself was first settled by the Celts in the 6th Century B.C., making Puente Nuevo incredibly new by Ronda’s standards, even if it seems quite old by ours.

Sunset on New Bridge (Puente Nuevo), Ronda, Spain

Impressive Puente Nuevo towers 120 meters (390 ft) above the canyon floor.


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12 Comments on “Sunset on New Bridge”

  1. Carol Balawyder April 14, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Very impressive. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  2. nbdc1l2Coleen April 14, 2014 at 9:29 am #

    Did you get to hike down? It’s beautiful looking up at it too. Thanks for the memories! It’s been years since I was there and I want to go back.


    • Brian April 15, 2014 at 6:35 am #

      We were pretty pooped already so didn’t do the hike. It’s something we wanted to do, and probably should have. But now we have a reason to go back. 🙂


  3. digger666 April 14, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Reblogged this on digger666.


  4. the-memorial-electric April 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    It was lovely to see this post pop up on my blogroll, as I lived in Ronda for a few months last year, and am about to return for a visit this week! Really, a beautiful and historic city.


    • Brian April 15, 2014 at 6:35 am #

      Too bad we just missed you. Have a great time.


  5. highland hind April 14, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    Great light on a fantastic structure. I love Ronda! Are you staying in the Parador – which I think is also in the pic?


    • Brian April 15, 2014 at 6:42 am #

      No Parador for us. We stayed a little further back in town (about 5-10 minute walk from old town) at the for almost one-quarter the price of the Parador. Best of all there is this great little local Tapas bar (Gastropub Camelot) right across from the hotel serving awesome 1 euro tapas.


  6. Journey Photographic April 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    Coming from Australia, I have the same experience every time I go to Europe – it certainly gives you a different perspective, doesn’t it?


  7. f-stop mama April 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm #

    Love the perspective of that last photo. Amazing indeed!



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