My Favorite Bridge Crossing – Ever. Really.

A few days ago I crossed this gentle bridge (as a passenger, of course). From the surroundings doesn’t it appear to connect nowhere and nowhere? The bridge isn’t in this photo, but is located about 12 miles up to the left from where I took this shot.  See how beautifully rural it is. This bridge … Continue reading My Favorite Bridge Crossing – Ever. Really.

Crossing in My Sleep?

Crossed the Rip Van Winkle Bridge as if in a dream right along with Rip.  No anxiety whatsoever.  Maybe it's all the writing about bridges that's put me in a trance?  Maybe I'm too focused on taking a few pictures?  A good distraction perhaps. I like the symmetry and industrial look of the cantilevers. If the quality … Continue reading Crossing in My Sleep?

When the QE II Sails

When Queen Elizabeth II dies, civil servants will know to put her funeral plans in motion when they hear the code words, “London Bridge is down,” according to the Mirror.  It's not a secret, it's mentioned on various online sites.   These words struck me a bit irreverent for the longest ruling Monarch in British history. It sounds like something whispered in James Bond's ear … Continue reading When the QE II Sails

Up On the Roof?

My house is not big.  It’s an old Cape Cod and decades ago the back portion of the second floor was expanded and the roofline raised so the upstairs rooms don’t have the typical slanted ceilings of this style house but even so the  backside of the house is not any higher than a typical … Continue reading Up On the Roof?