Tuesday, January 28, 2014

covered bridge part I - jump little children


Remember when I told you about Joel Roberts Poinsett who gave us the poinsettia plant? I mentioned that there was a bridge named after him and so we had to go and find it. This was not what I expected after reading about the bridge because no words can really express how Gothic and dark and creepy this simple bridge really is. It's as if this beautiful intensely ornate bridge was dropped here right out of a fairy tale... it just doesn't belong here in our time and in such an otherwise ordinary space. Believed to be the oldest standing bridge in the state, this silent landmark proved to be the perfect enticement for little boys who love to leap. It made me wonder just who has leaped across the stream over and over again across the span of 190 years? 


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