Elora Gorge and David Street Bridge (orig. 1868) re-build in 2002

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This was a first warm May week after long winter and these Mennonite women were sitting and talking in the Grand River for a long, long time. I guess they MUST BE used to cold water!!

It was a large group, some were sitting on the river bank and singing in perfect effortless harmony. In the Gorge it sounded probably better, than anywhere else!

Elora area has a substantial Mennonite population.


Many different structures have spanned the Irvine Gorge at this location beginning in 1819 with the old Indian log bridge. In 1848 David Foote, John Cattanock and Sailor James Gairns built what was heralded as the first cantilever bridge in North America. The magnificent pier which supports the present bridge was built in 1868 by Charles Lawrence, one of Elora's early stonemasons. Saved from demolition and re-build in 2002.

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Comments (46)

Patrick Barreaux on August 6, 2013

like 44 beau cadrage. Amitiés patrick

Shain Paiment No Vie… on August 31, 2013

wonderful shot F+L

Kastl on August 31, 2013

L 46, looks very nice.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on November 6, 2013

Excellent shot,Like 47.Best wishes,George

Mauro50 on January 3, 2014

Many thanks Tomas for your visit and like

Beautiful capture with good colours and perspective

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Have a nice evening
Best regards. Mauro

Antoine Jasser on January 27, 2014

Gorgeous...
Bright & colorful...
Interesting perspective...
Must be hot!!! cooling off maybe!!!!
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 49

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 17, 2013
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    by Tomros - Pano
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2013/05/09 16:52:00
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 22.50mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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