Photo Essay: Pictures of Bridges Around the World

How do you live a remarkable life? How do you live a happy and healthy life? How do you develop mental and physical toughness?

These are the questions that our community is focused on answering — and we answer them by examining the whole picture.

Living a healthy life isn’t just about what you eat or how often you exercise, it’s also about getting into the thick of things, soaking up new opportunities, and challenging yourself to explore the world around you.

That’s one of the main reasons I focus on travel photography, creativity, and exploration as much as I focus on diet and exercise. All of these areas play a role in your health and happiness.

With that in mind, I’d like to share these pictures of bridges from my travels around the world. As always, all photos are my own.

Pictures of Bridges

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Linn Cove Viaduct along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
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Looking Golden, San Francisco, California.
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West Point Mill, Durham, North Carolina.
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Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Scotland.
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Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary.
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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California.
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11 Years Later. September 11th, 2012. New York, New York.
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Nightfall over the Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Sunrise over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

An Idea for Living a Remarkable Life

Just like you, I’m gradually discovering what it means to live a good life. I’m not there yet, but I’m always learning. Day by day, getting a little bit better. I don’t have all the answers, but I do think that a good strategy is to blend proven science with real–world experiences.

Science is a great place to start. I believe that academic research and scientific discoveries can make it easier for you to do things like lose weight, say no to unproductive behaviors, and stick to healthy habits.

But I also believe that research and science are only part of the equation. The other part — and probably the more important part — is being bold enough to face uncertainty and consistent enough to take action over and over again.

Living bold, taking action, and creating value are the types of lessons that travel, photography, creativity, art, and exploration can teach you.

It’s important to be a practitioner — someone who gets their hands dirty, someone who puts the mental debate aside every now and then and steps out into the physical world. If you want to live a remarkable life, then you have to live in the arena instead of judging from the crowd.