Thursday, October 15, 2009

Views of the Vanšu Tilts 3

"Vanšu Tilts" means "Shroud Bridge," as some translate it. Of course, the way Latvian works, you could just as easily call it the much more poetic "Bridge of the Shrouds." Either way it's more poetic than the other bridges over the Daugava, which have such creative names as "Stone Bridge" (the one made of stone), "Railroad Bridge" (the one with train tracks on it), and "Southern Bridge" (the one further south than the other ones). I'm not quite sure what's so shroud-like about the Shroud Bridge, but I'm willing to entertain suggestions.

No comments: