The theme for the January photo competition is "New".
Acceptable are all photos that show something new.
Think baby animals (human babies only if you have their legal guardian approval to post the photo.) New growth of vegetation after a dormant season. Freshly fallen snow. A flower opening. And please use your own imagination, as there have to be many other interpretations of the word 'new'.
You may make your submission as an answer to this post. The following rules apply:
Only one photo per answer.
You can make up to three posts (attempts).
Do not delete posts if you don't get votes: you posted it, stand by it. (You have two more attempts if your first one doesn't work out.)
All submissions should have a line with when and where the photo was taken, along with a description of the subject.
The photo has to be taken by the person who posted it, or by a travel partner (needs to be named).
Keep it nice, non-offensive, and non-NSFW.
If you disagree with a photo, please consider leaving a comment on it or bringing it up in chat. For the purposes of judging, only upvotes will be considered; downvotes will not affect the score of the photo.
The photo may have been taken any time.
The photo competition will begin Jauary 1, 2023, 0:00 UTC, and continue until the end of the month (again in UTC). If there is no tie for the highest number of upvotes at the end of the month, the winner will be announced then; if there is, the voting period may extend beyond the month.
The Millenium Bridge and the Tate Modern gallery. The bridge crosses the River Thames and links the City of London with the South Bank.
New style – the innovative and award-winning method of suspension bridge construction.
New route – the first dedicated footway across the Thames in 100 years (since Tower Bridge).
New usage – the original Bankside power station reborn as a gallery (disused 1981 to 2000).
New ideas – the gallery houses modern and contemporary art, and frequent exhibitions.
Despite the vast expanse of brickwork, I felt a great sense of excitement and anticipation as I crossed the bridge to visit the Tate. Taken by me in February 2011.