A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
The one time I was in Connecticut, there was ONE place I really wanted to go to and that was Mystic. Didn't go. Now of course I regret it even more.
I know these are common in the east but I am fascinated by draw bridges and love to sit on a patio cafe and watch.
I love crossing over this when I am in the area.
Always loved the word mystic. It looks and sounds mysterious.
If the wind subsides and a sail boat returns a little slower than planned, I guess that would cause the sail boat to have to wait around for an extra hour. What if a squall then arose while a bunch of boats were waiting. Sounds like it could be a problem at times.
I grew up in a a town with a number of drawbridges, which could be a test of patience when trying to get from one side of town to the other. There was no set schedule, only as the need arose, which was often!
Is it the same river of the movie? I love drawbridges and this one it is really great: I could spend hours there taking pictures of the passing boats...
First time I have seen one like that usually both sides would lift from the middle of the bridge. Interesting.
The famous Mystic River ... well, at least there was a movie with the river's name as the title, with Sean Penn acting in it. I love his movies.
I love that you caught all these different types of boats all eager to get through Jack, I guess there isn't a time limit it stays up, maybe as long as it takes for all waiting to go through! The village of Mystic, how fantastic does that sound!
I was here once a long time ago. I remember it being such a pretty place. This photo is beautiful.
Love it Jack! What a great shot and beautiful bridge.
Mystic River! I've had a flashback now: loved the movie! :-) This kind of bridge is so cool, I don't think we have any of these here.
Nice point of view! ;)
I love the name of the river, too. And I love bridges of all kinds. We have several drawbridges here in Seattle. I've discovered they're very good at causing you to be late for an appointment!! But I still love them! After all I've got plenty of time these days!! Hope your week is off to a good start, Jack!Sylvia
Isn't this the town that was the setting for that movie Mystic Pizza? I loved that movie... must have watched it a million times when I was a kid. :)Very nice bridge. Drawbridges are neat.
If I could draw, this drawbridge would be a beautiful scene to draw, but I can't draw very well, so I'll have to draw on my other talents and write something hilariously funny about your photo. Except I can't think of anything hilariously funny. It's just a great picture all the way around. Having lived for years in Southeast Florida drawbridges like this are very familiar to us - in many areas the only way to get across the Intercoastal Canal to the ocean!
It is always fascinating to watch these things in action!
Living on the coast there is an abundance of drawbridges and trains so if you are not late because of the bridge, you were waiting for the train to pass. The redeeming quality of the bridge was tooting the horn in the sailboat for them to raise the bridge... fun!Bises,Genie
Oh my! Good old Route 1! It goes right through Saugus, Massachusetts. Do you remember the radio jingle about Adventure Car Hop? But I digress. :)Lovely shot of the harbour, Jack.
Nice capture of the bridge up!
You'd enjoy seeing Tower bridge open.
Seeing this reminds me of a drawbridge in Grand Haven, MI which occassionally would get stuck in the up position. I'll let you imagine the ensuing traffic jams. Nice pic...has a quaint village feel to it.
This reminds me of the bridge in Annapolis, MD, when we lived there....*sigh*....good times.
This looks a little like the Johnson Street Bridge in Victoria, B.C. -- designed by Joseph Straus, who also designed the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The J. St. Bridge is slowly crumbling and will be removed, to the dismay of some and delight of other Victoria factions.
wonderful human work capture,with a great detail
It was a good movie. Nice looking bridge.
I remember the movie.And I like the "technical" details in those pictures. A very special mood there, of a working place..
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