Wednesday, April 24, 2013

corner view: bridges and backroads

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “bridges and backroads” and comes from Joanne .

Happily, I live in a part of the country where backroads are plentiful  ...
and there are always interesting things to see. I was the lucky passenger and got to take some of these photos from our moving car as we traveled.

Springtime in the South means wisteria and it's everywhere, climbing on every tree and utility pole it can reach. This time of year, at every turn, you'll see it along the roadside.
And if you're very lucky you might spy something pretty old and pretty special. I'll have to do a little research and find out more about this chapel!
I didn't come upon any bridges this day, but in keeping with the theme for this week I'll offer up two of my favorites. This is an old Erie Lackawanna Railroad bridge in my hometown (photo taken by a HS classmate of mine and shared). The bridge is on the books for a restoration but she's still beautiful to me.
And though it's not on a backroad, this amazing bridge is in one of our favorite places: Charleston, SC. An engineering marvel! I loved being able to take photos of it from two different view, though the one I took from our moving car while on it (last photo) was dizzying!



10 comments:

Ale said...

I love the country shots. I feel so silly for not have traveled more when I was still living in the US. duh!

:) said...

Lovely and amazing place. And beautiful photos ;) from Paradise

Menthe Blanche said...

I love traveling through the photos of Corner View... I like the wisteria, the old barn and the chapel pictures. It's really charming.

Beth said...

I love your country roads. I would feel right at home there.:>)
Great old bridge, but that modern one is a bit mind boggling. I'm sure you were a bit dizzy taking that last photo! Awesome!

Heather said...

Wonderful photos - and you must research that little chapel and share your findings with us! You live in such a beautiful area. I remember years ago driving through NC with my then husband. Every town we came to was "the most beautiful place EVER" and we wrote down the name, only to scratch it out as soon as we reached the next town, which, of course, was "the most beautiful place EVER."

jgy said...

Beautiful backroads tour, and wonderful bridges. I love the wooden feeling of the perfectly human scaled bridge, and then the modern construction too is beautiful and expresses a whole other `world` feeling,
all wonderful in their richness and simplicity!! Wisteria is in bloom here too, yum!

likeschocolate said...

Beautiful, but it is funny that the bridge you posted is also one that I posted. It gives me a heart attack everytime I go over it!

fuoriborgo.com said...

wisteria at every turn? the very place for me! :)

ibb said...

Thanks for the photo walk. It is a beautiful place with so cool corners,nature...

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

lovely road trippin'! cheers!
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