Thursday, August 20, 2015
This seems to be my summer for painting bridges...I love the arches and the reflections, as well as the history. The one at top is just off 92 Highway in Tryst Falls Park--as you can tell from the name, it was a very popular meeting place in our area.
Because of the falls, there was a grist mill that utilized the power of water in the 1840s and 1850s...long since gone except for the lines carved into the limestone that show where it was.
The other three images are what's known in our town as Golf Hill Bridge, connecting our downtown valley where I live and the golf course and fine old neighborhood on the hill. It's in Isley Park Woods, a Missouri Natural Area, and beside a street known as Lover's Lane...are we seeing a trend here?
Joseph has been warm-water fly fishing while I sketch and explore...a lovely summer!
NOTE: I just got in touch with our Public Works department to find out more about the Golf Hill Bridge...it was built in 1914! Amazing it has weathered so many floods...