Puente Nuevo

The Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Spain, is a dramatic structure used (quite naturally) as a bridge, but it has also served as a prison.  The bridge was built to replace a previous bridge which collapsed, taking fifty lives with it.  Obviously, the people of Ronda wanted a strong, firm bridge (who wouldn’t, after a disaster like that), so the castle-like puente was built.  The architects took advantage of the bridge’s bulky structure by putting a chamber above the middle arch, which served as the aforementioned prison.

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I’ve been working with pen and ink recently.  It took me some time to learn to control a scratchy nib with ink on it, but now I find that I would prefer to use fountain pens over the usual pen.  Writing is so much more beautiful when upstrokes and downstrokes vary in thickness.

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13 thoughts on “Puente Nuevo

  1. Harrison, how do you manage to do such excellent work ? I can’t draw a circle without it looking like a egg ! Love you guys. Tell Bessie girl to let you know what’s in her e-mail

    Love & Blessings Grammy

    On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 6:03 PM, The Sketch Book wrote:

    > Harrison Monahan posted: “The Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Spain, is a dramatic > structure used (quite naturally) as a bridge, but it has also served as a > prison. The bridge was built to replace a previous bridge which collapsed, > taking fifty lives with it. Obviously, the people of Ron” >

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