London Bridge has fallen down by gilbertwood

London Bridge has fallen down

This is another of our great Ocean Road sights which of course we had to take "The English" (as we called them!) to see. The 1969 photo is the only shot I have of it when it actually was a bridge! In January 1990 part of it collapsed stranding 2 tourists on the island piece - back in those days we could walk anywhere on and around the attractions. My youngest daughter, then 4 years old, was fascinated with the news so we had to go for a drive and see it the following day. The stranded couple were winched to safety!
Wow, really interesting. Love the comparison
January 28th, 2015  
Great collage showing the passing of time
January 28th, 2015  
It's a beautiful part of the Great Ocean Rd!
January 28th, 2015  
Great shot and neat to see how it has changed, I was there in about 2002 heard the story about the Japanese couple that got stranded on there when it crumbled..!!
January 28th, 2015  
This is so much like an area near Dunedin in NZ…. Had me confused for a wee while. Lovely shot and interesting story.
January 28th, 2015  
Fascinating that you included the image when it was still a bridge. Love your presentation. FAV
January 28th, 2015  
Great photos bringing back more happy memories of our 1994 trip. Thank you.
January 28th, 2015  
Kat
Great collage, history and of course captures. :) Thanks for sharing. Can't imagine getting stranded there, especially before mobile phones and internet!
January 28th, 2015  
Interesting images Denise. I bet it went with a bang when it collapsed :)
January 28th, 2015  
I remember when it fell down. How unlucky with timing were those tourists!
January 28th, 2015  
@pusspup I actually think they were lucky - they could have been on the bit that fell :)
@hermann I'm sure there was a bang - but I didn't hear it :)
@darthkitty Yes - guess they had to rely on tourist on the main land spotting them :)
@susiemc I'll head back down again soon to capture more highlights - there are so man of them :)
@anazad511 Thanks. I was pleased to find it as I thought I had one somewhere :)
@dide You'll have to post a photo of the place that looks similar :)
@julzmaioro @gigiflower @flyrobin @deliad Thanks for lovely comments. I was pleased to find the other shots I had to show the comparisons :)
January 28th, 2015  
Wonderful series; a well-deserved Trending
January 28th, 2015  
Jo
What a wonderful collection of shots and such a great story to go with the.
January 28th, 2015  
so cool that you have a picture from before.
January 28th, 2015  
I went on a bus tour from Melbourne to here and the driver told us the story of the two people stranded. He said they were married but not to each other so it was a bit of a scandal, haha.
The colours are so beautiful against the pretty sea.
January 28th, 2015  
Fascinating collage!
January 28th, 2015  
Aren't you thankful now that your daughter was so insistent? Great story told in pictures.
January 28th, 2015  
Great comparison, and a beautiful shot!
January 28th, 2015  
Lovely to see the 'bridge' through the years. Love your top photo Fav.
January 28th, 2015  
Great collage and history, love the before and after shots
January 28th, 2015  
Fabulous collage and shots
January 28th, 2015  
I admit it must be inconvenient but I like the gap!
January 28th, 2015  
Super capture and collage for the comparison. I bet the couple were glad they weren't on the bridge bit when it collapsed. FAV from me
January 28th, 2015  
Fabulous collage
January 28th, 2015  
An interesting collage Denise. Fav
January 28th, 2015  
Fabulous collage!
January 28th, 2015  
Fabulous shot.
January 28th, 2015  
Stunning natural beauty
January 28th, 2015  
How amazing that you have that old photograph. So interesting to see the comparisons.
January 28th, 2015  
great shot and interesting collage of the formation over the years....bet those 2 tourists got a shock...
January 28th, 2015  
Very interesting collage and thanks for the comparisons!
January 29th, 2015  
Absolutely fascinating story (I hadn't heard it before) and the collage is beautiful - what a spectacular spot - those colors are amazing. Particularly like that top shot and the wonderful color of the water.
January 29th, 2015  
What a great story and the collage is lovely!! Exciting to have been able to see the before and after. Must have been scary for those people stranded and even for those seeing the event.
January 29th, 2015  
Wonderful collage! Congrats on making PP!
January 29th, 2015  
Great collage....i took the same shot today.
January 29th, 2015  
Wonderful story to illuminate the collage.
January 29th, 2015  
I missed this yesterday which is a pity because it involves one of my favourite stories.
We were looking at London Bridge a few years ago and there was a tourist group there with a guide giving a bit of a spiel on the bridge. So I sidled up to the group to hear what he was saying and he was giving the story of the section collapsing and stranding two German tourists on the remaining section and they had to send I helicopter in to rescue them.
From the group there comes this question in one of those wonderful pommie accents "Did they know they were German before they rescued them?" I just about fell into the ocean laughing.
Great collage btw
January 29th, 2015  
What a dramatic piece of coastlne, one day we will visit it....
January 29th, 2015  
Fantastic collage and loved the story!!! Don't know how I missed this yesterday, but congratulations on making PP!!! Well done!!!
January 30th, 2015  
Cool collage and fun to hear the history. I love the water on the new pic. Someday I want to take this photo! Fav
January 30th, 2015  
@terryliv Poppo, that's different to the story our guide told us, haha. Yours might be closer to the truth.
January 30th, 2015  
Beautiful collage to show the history of this beautiful place.
February 3rd, 2015  
Great collage comparing the scene over the years, this coast line loks so beautiful
February 4th, 2015  
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