Thursday, June 16, 2016

Thursday – Good Fences

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Last weekend I visited the zoo in my town (Borås). Lots of fences at the zoo, of course… But besides all that are necessary to separate visitors from wild animals (and the animals from wild visitors), they’re now also in the process of building this spectacular new wooden bridge, leading from the entrance straight to the African savannah area. In the future, this bridge will make the whole park more easily accessible for wheelchairs and prams (avoiding the old steep hill). No doubt it will also offer some spectacular views.

But for now, the bridge leads Nowhere! Winking smile

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17 comments:

  1. Hello, awesome shots of the zoo and animals. I love the zebras. Wishing you a happy day and weekend ahead!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Our zoo (I've been told) was the first in Sweden to introduce this kind of zoo, letting several different species live together like they do in their natural habitat. (Of course that's only possible with the ones that "get along"...)

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  2. That is the first thing I thought! It leads nowhere! Thank goodness it looks kind of hard to get to, because it looks dangerous to walk on now! Can the animals get to it? Such a strange sight! Actually, more interesting than the animals! Love the giraffes!

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    1. Ginny, the only animals that could reach that bridge would be birds! :)

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  3. I love the photos of pieces of a bridge, that is way cool to me.. and a super idea to build it. would like to see all of this with my very own eyes

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    1. Sandra, one reason I went to the zoo this time was that I wanted to see how far they had got with the bridge (which I had only been reading about)

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  4. What a cool post. That bridge is going to be so neat when completed and a great way for people to view the animals. I agree fences can protect the humans from the animals but also the animals from the humans (sometimes we can be rather stupid). Loved seeing the different animals in this zoo.

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    1. Thanks Ida. Yes, I think they're hoping for that new bridge to be an attraction in itself :)

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  5. how nice! love the huge stone walls there!

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    1. TWG, I agree the stone walls look nice besides being an essential part of the protection with the big animals :)

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  6. You've reminded me that it's too long since I last visited a zoo. Will that bridge go over the animal enclosures? Wouldn't that be great?

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    1. Pauline, I'm not sure what exactly they're planning for the area just under the bridge. There have been different kinds of animals there in the past, but none just now (obviously!) with the construction going on.

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  7. I've not been to the zoo since one or two years ago when my cousin and her 10-year-old son were staying with my sister for a fortnight. The Wilhelma (Stuttgart zoo) has some very nice areas for the animals (and people), it's all done to minimize the "cage" effect as much as possible, but I still am always in two minds about zoos.
    The Bridge To Nowhere is great - I'd be sooo tempted to walk on it now, before it's finished!

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    1. Meike, I suspect they're probably doing their best to prevent adventurous people like you from trying that... :)

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  8. I'm glad that you explained that because I was rather wondering what the second and third photos were and could see that they might be a bridge. Ho hum. I've not been to a zoo for decades I don't think although we may have taken the children to one in Berlin. I must find out (for my own peace of mind).

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    1. Graham, I suspect most adult visitors to the zoo (any zoo) probably pretend to be dragged there by children. I have sometimes in the past been tempted myself to borrow some (children, I mean) as an excuse. :) I've overcome that feeling though and nowadays I'm quite content to go alone with my camera!

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