Rainbow Bridge is a traditional style arch bridge in the small town of Mudu, near Suzhou.
The Bridge is in the middle of the bustling ‘old town’ with historic homes and old bridges along an ancient canal.
A certain Roy G. Biv is somewhat partial to rainbows and he forms the wordpress photo challenge this week. Roy G. Biv is an anacronym for all the colours of the rainbow, beginning, of course, with
Red – a colour found everywhere in China
next on the colour spectrum is orange, a colour which signifies Buddhist Monastries
The golden yellow sunsets over Hangzhou
next on the colour spectrum is green…
following blue comes indigo and purple…
Rainbows come shaped like an arch, and the tradtional curved bridges of northern China were shaped like a rainbow. One of the first arch bridges in China was the Anji Bridge in Hebei. This bridge was compared to a new moon rising above the clouds, a long rainbow drinking from a mountain stream by a Tang dynasty poet , and the name 虹桥hong qiao, or rainbow bridge, was given to many arching bridges whose shape was like that of a rainbow.