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Friday, November 11, 2011

Bridge to Nowhere ~ Sunday Bridges ~ 11-13-11

I am posting my "Sunday Bridge" early because as soon as Buddy gets off of work this afternoon we are headed to Richmond for him to run the half marathon part of the Richmond Marathon. We did not think he would be able to get off of work, but at the last minute someone agreed to work for him. Hope those mountains of Vermont got him into good shape. Will let you know the results. He is really psyched, and I am nervous...so what’s new?
This little footbridge does go over a tiny bit of running water - I think it is man made - but it does not look like the people who own the property use it as their main means of getting from one side to the other. Still, I thought it was pretty cute and worth documenting. Just a pretty bit of local color.

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20 comments:

  1. Best wishes on your half Buddy. It was my favorite distance long ago. Now, I am just grateful to be able to run again after 20 years of not being able to.

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  2. Looks like it would be tough to cross that bridge!! Good luck with the marathon!

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  3. Superb gateway but with difficult access. I wish you a happy weekend.

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  4. Oh yeah! I'd love to have this on my property! Even if they don't use it, they should still keep it inviting looking...

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  5. «Louis» wishes Buddy well - and hopes you have a fine trip (despite the Interstates - he's been on I-95, so he understands where you are coming from on that!

    «Louis» also very sincerely appreciates your recommendation of his coffee!

    You are first up for Sunday Bridges. He will make sure you are linked when the post publishes. It will appear at 0001 hrs central Europe time Sunday.

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  6. Good luck to Buddy! He should be in great shape for this after that hike last summer! Keep calm, he'll do fine! I love your little bridge.

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  7. Definitely worth documenting, it's so cute! Great find.

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  8. Hello! Theresa over at RunaroundRanch sent me your way.... I'm also in Lexington!

    I've only had a minute to look into the blog because I'm heading out the door, but can't wait to look back through your gorgeous photos!

    Hope to see you in person one of these days...
    Grace

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  9. Very pretty image. And definitely worth taking a shot of because I don't think I've ever seen a bridge quite like this one.

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  10. Now that's an interesting bridge! You might be right that is not in use anymore! Thank you for your comment . WWII had changed my dad too. He sailed all through the war together with the allied fleet consisting of American, English, Dutch and many other allied nations. The losses were huge by the attacks of German and Japanese submarines. Before the war my dad was a happy young man of 36, after the war he was an old bitter man of 41. Facing a traumatized wife and three emaciated children all scarred by the hardships of the Japanese concentration camps.It was in January 1946 that we were reunited.

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  11. It seems a shame to not be using this nice little bridge, but even if it is ornamental, it is a nice touch to the property. Actually, it looks rather inviting to me; I don't think I could resist a peek through the overgrown greenery!
    hope Buddy enjoyed his half marathon!

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  12. This is the kind of place as a kid that screams "come oooon in!" and over the bridge and in I'd go to explore what what's behind all the foliage! Cool shot, Genie. Hope Buddy had a good run.

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  13. Buddy can do it! ^_^ These branches means "back off people". Happy Sunday!

    Bridge

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  14. Oi, the shrubbery is taking over the bridge!
    I'm glad we both found funny little bridges this week.

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  15. Hi Genie! You wanted to know something about Erasmus. Well Wikipedia says:"Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, and a theologian.

    Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a pure Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

    Erasmus lived through the Reformation period, but while he was critical of the Church, he could not bring himself to join the cause of the Reformers. In relation to clerical abuses in the Church, Erasmus remained committed to reforming the Church from within. He also held to Catholic doctrines such as that of free will, which some Reformers rejected in favor of the doctrine of predestination. His middle road approach disappointed and even angered scholars in both camps. He died in Basel in 1536 and was buried in the formerly Catholic cathedral there, which had been converted to a Reformed church in 1529.

    Erasmus was his baptismal name, given after St. Erasmus of Formiae. Desiderius was a self-adopted additional name, which he used from 1496. The Roterodamus in his scholarly name is the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam".
    I couldn't have told the story of his life better! ;))

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  16. Cute bridge and hope he did well at the marathon!

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