Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bridging The Gap - Day 5


Hello, and welcome to Day 5 of me hosting my first Photo Challenge.
This Photo Challenge is BRIDGING THE GAP.
The idea is to post photos you’ve taken, or you are in, showing a bridge. Tell us something about the bridge, and/or what was happening when you took the photo. Of course, link back here, and leave a message, as well as a link on Mr. Linky, so we can all come have a look at what you've left for us.

Go ahead... think outside the box! I dare ya!


There are about 6 bridges in the Park. I am showing you a couple shots of one that I took this evening. I forgot to get there and do this while still daylight, so the light was pretty bad when I took these. I also took photos of some of the others, but not enough turned out as well as I want them to. So, instead of showing you all the park's bridges in one post, I'll get those in later, haha. This bridge is near the main highway through town, as well as, unfortunately, in the worst 'druggy' area of the park. But, I braved the area, complete with several people sitting on the nearby picnic tables, doing their 'thing'... just to share this little bridge with you. It bridges across the BX creek which wanders back and forth through the city.




IF you are Bridging The Gap, leave your link with Mr. Linky to insure that we all can come check out your bridge. If you are or are not, still leave a comment. :o)
Enjoy your Thursday!!


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14 comments:

Mar said...

Such a beautiful park and nice bridges. Hard to believe some people destroy themselves...right here...

Minkydo said...

Quaint little bridge. Too bad it's in a yucky part of town. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

I think the bridge shots turned out well in spite of the poor light. It looks like a pretty park. Too bad it's not safe.

maryt/theteach said...

My Day 5 is up Alice! That's a lovely park! :)

ellen b said...

Hi Alice,
I love walks that include bridges to go over. It's nice that this park is close by. Happy thursday to you. My bridges are from Washington today.

Jientje said...

I'll be back later on, but i forgot to link in!

Gattina said...

That parc looks very romantic !

ellen b said...

Ok I think I need another cup of coffee cuz I can't remember if I left a comment or not but I think I did...

quilly said...

That first bridge appears to have a tree in the middle of it! The rails on the second one look less than substantial. However, I am certain I would find a park with 6 bridges way cool!

juliana said...

well, i think the dusk creates a special mood in these photos... love the willows, too.

Melli said...

Oooooh... cute little park bridges... under the shady willow trees... Pretty!

Dr.John said...

I like park bridges. Wish I had time to comment on the rest of your blog. Next week when the grandkids have gone home.

Carletta said...

Cute place!
I love willow trees!!!!

Alice said...

Mar – Yes, it is a very beautiful and well kept park, right down town where everyone can enjoy it. And yes, it is hard to understand why anyone would choose to take drugs that they know will destroy them, and yet they continue to do so. I think they must be very unhappy people who are trying to commit some form of suicide.

Minkydo - Yes, it is quaint, isn’t it. It’s just that part of the park is the worst, but really they are all over the place now. Not just in our city, but in most if not all. It’s a sad and desperate epidemic that is very wide spread.

Carver – yes, those two and a couple others did turn out well enough, though I’m sure I can do better in good light, haha. We’ll see tomorrow :o) It’s not really all that dangerous either, lol. So long as you leave them alone, in my experience, they leave you alone. And so long as I make it obvious that I am photographing the bridges and not them doing drugs I think I’m fairly safe. I do, however, choose to give anyone on drugs or alcohol a wide birth.

Teach – Glad you like it. On my way over….

Ellen – I too like walking over bridges, and looking down into the water, haha. The park is right down town, only about 5 blocks from “the main drag”, and right along the main highway. Easy to find and to get to. I look forward to seeing your Washington bridges.

Jientje – Haha… we’ll be here.

Gattina – you weren’t first comment today… did you sleep in? hahaha. I’m thinking I might have to do a special “Park” series of photos to show all of you.

Ellen – Yes, you did. Have another cup or two, and enjoy your day. LOL.

Quilly – Nope, no tree in the middle of the bridge, though off to the side, for sure. I plan to get back to the park tomorrow, even if only for a few minutes to take photos in good light. I’ll get some better ones of this bridge as well as some of the other bridges.

Juliana – Yes, it did end up having that effect, didn’t it. Glad you like them.

Melli – Thanks. I’ll get you some more of those little park bridges to view.

Dr. John – I also like little park bridges. I’ve found, in fact, that I like bridges… big or small, old and new, all bridges, haha. I’ll be happy to see you come back over and take a good look around, any time you can fit it in. You’re always welcome. Enjoy the grand kids to the fullest while they are there with you.