One of the Alps’ longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges, Trift was built in 2004 to reconnect hikers to a hut made inaccessible by a retreating glacier. A replacement in 2009 gave this bridge higher handrails and stabilizing cables to prevent it from swinging violently in the wind. But it still provides an adrenaline rush.
Where: Trift Glacier, near the town of Gadmen in the Swiss Alps.
A couple are seen in the middle of the Vancouver riot after the Canucks lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup decider. Photograph: Rich Lam/Getty Images
On Friday, a Canadian woman named Alexandra Thomas confirmed to The Toronto Star that the photograph was of her and her boyfriend, Scott Jones, 29, an Australian.
“When I first saw it, I thought, ‘No way, that’s not … I can’t believe that’s us,’” Ms. Thomas said. “Then I looked some more and realized, that is us.”
Mr. Jones’s mother, Megan Jones, told The Globe and Mail that the couple had gone to see the Stanley Cup Final and got swept up in the violence. Caught in the midst of the mob, Ms. Jones said, Ms. Thomas was knocked to the ground by a policeman’s shield as police charged toward the rioters. Her son, Ms. Jones said, cradled and kissed his girlfriend to comfort her.
The photograph was taken by photographer Richard Lam, who told The Vancouver Sun that at the time, he did not realize he had captured two people kissing. “I thought people were hurt,” Mr. Lam told The Sun. “I didn’t even look at it. A colleague said ‘nice photo’. Then I went back to the editing room, and looked at it. My jaw dropped.”