Once a month Paula invites us in Thursday’s Special where you can pick one word or all and post one photo or many. The five words this month are : vantage, bifurcated, intruding, jagged and quayside
From my vantage point in the sky tower Aukland I can see the birfurcation in the river mouth. Taking one side leads quayside. Big boats and little boats, passenger liners and cargo carriers. Intruding into the sky are loading cranes and tall buildings but none reach the jagged clouds above.
The road bifurcates at the quayside. Piles of jagged rough-sawn timber await loading onto the boats. My vantage point allows me to see clearly but intruding is the reflection of the window from the other side of the bus.
The Lorelei sits in her vantage point in the middle of the Rhine where her rock causes a birfurcation in the river. Sailors who leave the safety of their quayside berth are drawn closer to the jagged rocks by the irresistable song she sang. No intruder to the rock survived.
From my vantage point in a light plane the odd bifurcation in the mighty Colorado River was clearly seen. I felt as though I was intruding. The steep, jagged cliffs of the Grand Canyon should have had The Havasupai people standing on the cliff tops or pulling their kayaks, quayside, onto the island in the middle of the river. In this ancient place a plane load of tourists didn’t seem right.