Rope Bridges, Jhelum River, (Kashmir)

Rope Bridges, Jhelum River, (Kashmir)

Bremner[photographer]
c. 1910
13.80x
8.75cm

One of Fred Bremner's favorite images, also found in his autobiography. Wandering through Kashmir he wrote ". . . the eye may sometimes rest on a figure slowly gliding through mid-air with no apparent support whatever. . . One of the bridges is merely a single rope made of tough twisted cowhide and secured at both banks of the river. The passenger is seated in a small suspended cradle. He then lets himself go and his own impetus carries him fully half-way over and he is pulled across the remaining distance by a smaller guiding rope.” (Fred Bremner, My Forty Years in India, Banff, Scotland, 1940, p. 43)