Sunrise At Sundial Bridge


Watching the sunrise is one of my greatest pleasures. It’s my favorite time of the day. This is my morning experience last Sunday, at Sundial Bridge, Redding (CA.) The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay is the worlds largest working sundial. The bridge runs across the Sacramento River. The mountain in the background is Mount Shasta.


I love the cold mornings this time of the year.

Nothing burns like the cold. –  George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


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The Sundial Bridge is designed by my favorite architect Santiago Calatrava. The bridge itself is spectacular, and amazing to experience in person. It’s a glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge, reaching 217 feet into the sky.

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I am always searching for more light and space. –  Santiago Calatrava

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The bridge was actually closed to pedestrians last Sunday morning, when I took these photos, due to ice on the glass floor of the bridge. When my friend and I entered the park, where the bridge is located, we met a kind police officer that took one look at my camera, smiled and said; be careful if you’re planning to cross the bridge, it’s very slippery. We crossed the bridge holding hands, taking baby steps. It was definitely worth it! It was an incredible sunrise. One of the best I ever experienced.


I have tried to get close to the frontier between architecture and sculpture and to understand architecture as an art. –  Santiago Calatrava

This was the first time I experienced the bridge without lots of people around. The Sundial Bridge of Turtle Bay is a popular meeting place for both locals, and tourists alike. It’s a warm and inviting place.

If you’re interested in prints of these photos, feel free to visit my new gallery. Have an amazing day, and a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with your love ones ❤


Ms Zen


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34 Comments on “Sunrise At Sundial Bridge

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  2. The fog coming off the bay is beautiful but I really love seeing those Calatrava bridge photos. Like so many other people, I first heard of him when he won the design for Oculus Center when a lot of stories came out about him. Such impressive work.

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  3. Fantastic photos. You have inspired me to head up and see this beauty for myself—maybe in the Spring when it is not icy at sunrise. Thanks for your post & photos.

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    • Thank you so much Allan! You should, spring is an excellent time to visit. If you like fishing, its excellent salmon fishing under the bridge. Thank you for your kind comment. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    • Yes, doesn’t it? 🙂 In the evening I often see people pray, meditate, and do yoga on the bridge, and under the bridge. It can be a busy place, but at the same time also a very peaceful place for silent contemplation. A place to be alone, or meet friends. I like that combination!

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