One of the creeks draining my home town of Napier, New Zealand, is crossed by this brightly coloured footbridge.
The bridge has been there as long as I can remember. Apparently when it was set up in the early 1960s there was an outcry because it was in Japanese style – and many of Napier’s movers-and-shakers of the day had fought in the Pacific war, less than 20 years earlier. But it was set up anyway, which to me is an inspiring thought, because it spoke so much of inclusiveness. And it’s a nice bridge to look at.
Copyright © Matthew Wright 2015