The other day we paid another visit to one of Archimandrita's hidden jewels, and hasn't all the winter rain brought it up a treat?
Last summer, after some hunting, we found Archimandrita's Venetian Bridge. This isn't it. This is a flood control mechanism placed nearby. At the time it seemed somewhat surplus to requirements.
Jump forward to the present day, well, last Thursday to be precise, and as you can see, the waters have risen.
I'm not sure what this is supposed to do, but the blue metal structure behind it obviously acted as a barrier. In order for it to collect all the flotsam the water level must have been very high at some point.
This was the Venetian Bridge itself, last summer. The flood control mechanism is behind us. It was looking quite sorry for itself then, and was nearly covered in overgrown vegetation.
Incidentally, if you don't know about Venetian Bridges, click the links to other blogs at the foot of the page. You will find more information there.
Shiny New Bridge
Look at it now though! This looks like a proper Venetian Bridge. Ok, so you wouldn't get the girl cycling over it like you do in the adverts, but if you went looking for this on a day out you wouldn't be disappointed.