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Under the Bridge

Photo taken by contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our overactive minds, and for her that is walks in nature, photography, poetry, painting, dance and yoga. Cooking and eating delicious food is also a passion of hers. She primarily deals with nature and historic sites for her subject matter, and only sites that grab her and convey a story or emotion or sheer beauty. She challenges herself to capture those moments and convey the same sensation to her audience, and hopefully heighten that experience through artistic expression.

About this photo: “I took this in Granville Island, Vancouver. Who would have thought there is so much beauty and life under the bridge? It reminds me to look under the surface, try different angles, as there is more to most first impressions than meets the eye.

Find more from Leya at her blog.


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7 comments on “Under the Bridge

  1. RC
    November 13, 2013

    very cool & beautiful………..


  2. lauramacky
    November 13, 2013

    Interesting textures on those pilllars!


  3. geecee19
    November 13, 2013



    November 13, 2013

    Crazy amazing photo!


  5. Helen Cherry
    November 14, 2013

    marvellous capture..


  6. Paula McLane Jennings
    November 14, 2013

    awesome photo!


  7. interopia
    November 15, 2013

    Wonderful capture


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