Wayzata, Minnesota

Sunday, September 6, 2015

On Bridging, Sepia Style

Good morning 

Isn't this a captivating photo?

Bridges invite us from one place to another, if we cross them.

Sea captains aren't the only sailors that can look under bridges.

"With stones, you can build walls to separate people, or build bridges to unite them. Do the second thing in the name of ethics and honour, for the glory of love and goodness."  Mehmet Murat ildan

Bridges, or simply bridging brings unity to everything, don't you think?

I have noticed-
"Children are so used to seeing puppets 
that when they see a real ventriloquist
they don't understand it."
Paul Winchell

Without a doubt the ventriloquist
 bridges the gap between us.

The Great Lester

Photo by Wikipedia- The Great Lester, Harry Lester.

Photo by Wikipedia
Charlie Chaplin

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."
Charlie Chaplin

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."

In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." Alex Haley

Artist: Grant Wood
American Gothic
From the Art Institute of Chicago. 
Bridging the gap, joining hearts, together across the years, 
and generations to come.

We will as couples, continue to recreate 
this American Gothic couple.

On bridging our hands to mind-

"There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the mind. Moreover, one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless."

Gertrude Jekyll

Via War Gardeners 1918 Wikipedia photo, historical photos.

Thanks for sharing time here, enjoy your day and keep on bridging in everything you do.


TexWisGirl said...

cute last photo. i like that stone bridge!

Elephant's Child said...

Love that stone bridge. And the quote beneath it.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen! Great post, quotes and images. I love the stone bridge, very pretty. Have a great day and new week ahead!

violet s said...

The stone bridge is a masterpiece!

Debbie said...

all 3 of the bridge images are very cool, hard to pick a favorite!!!!

Alex Daw said...

Such a thoughtful post. Lots to ponder here.

Manuel said...

Con esta mezcla de puentes y títeres, te ha quedado una entrada muy bonita.
Comparto contigo lo del primer puente, es impresionante, y la toma es de una ejecución insuperable.
Saludos desde Sevilla.

Kathe W. said...

Love allthe links to bridges! Cheers!

Jo Featherston said...

Very nice thoughts on bridges, real and metaphorical, and bridging gaps.

Cloudia said...

you find the best stuff and make it just your own. *Applauding*


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

The stone bridge is so pretty!

Little Nell said...

Yes, the stone bridge is a winner, but you’ve given us some very thoughtful words once more as well.

Murees Dupé said...

Really great photos. Bridges are indeed important in everyday life. I hope one day we humans can overcome our differences and live in peace. Have a great week.

Alan Burnett said...

You reminded me that there is also a particular thrill from going under bridges - and you brought to mind memories of bridges in Lisbon and Panama. And what a fine collection of images you give us - as always.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Love the opening shot of the Menai Bridge. Thoroughly enjoyed your thoughtful and beautifully composed take on bridging, together with ALL of the super images.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So agree with the laughter quote :) Super series of monochromes, totally love the last vintage shot Karen.

Mike Brubaker said...

I like your choice of quotes, and they way they bridged the gap between images. I used to have a book of famous quotations where I highlighted the ones that were particularly meaningful. I probably should do that for great photos too.