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Bridge over troubled water?

Bridge over troubled water?

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 22 Feb 2013, 01:31
Looks like it might be a bridge over a troubled railway line, Bill...find a Virgin, quickly...
Bill Phillips: You'd have a job these daysgrin
I think the B&W is perfect for this image. Makes it feel even more old and worn.
One of my favorite songs- though I prefer Simon & Garfunkle's version. My Dad and brother used to play their guitars and harmonize... beautiful.
Bill Phillips: I have the S&G album on both vinyl and CD. This version is from Johnny Cash's last album and has a particularly poignant quality to it
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2013, 04:55
Fabulous picture, over the drama in this superb B&W.
I doubt if this is still in use?
Bill Phillips: It is. We walked over it! grin
You framed this old worn out bridge very well and it is perfect in B&W... one of my favorite songs... i still play my old Simon & Garfunkle albums....petersmile
Bill Phillips: So do I Peter.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Feb 2013, 05:52
It happens to the best of us, Bill! But we don't all get a bridge like this to carry us over. (sigh)
Bill Phillips: True Ginnie. This was in my unassigned box and somehow seemed appropriate at the moment so I swapped for the one I was going to post!
  • Lisl
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2013, 06:25
Very substantial for a foot-bridge, Bill
Bill Phillips: It isw a fair old lump Lisl. Not a thing of beauty to be sure
Almost a box bridge
Bill Phillips: Someone pinched the lid
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:05
Like the B&W. Makes the poor old thing look really old. Hate it when I have to change a word because I can't spell it.
Bill Phillips: Don't you have a spell checker? grin My spelling is not what it was and I find I use it a lot smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:34
Is this horrible looking span of rust and twiddleage still in use??
Bill Phillips: It is. We walked over it. This picture does not exaggerate its' horribleness
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Feb 2013, 07:38
The structure of the wooden bridge looks interesting, but it seems to be rottening, a bit like Chris's bench.
Bill Phillips: It is actually metal Philine and the rot is serious rust! But it would still compliment Chris's bench
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2013, 08:09
Like us all, it's seen better days. Is this over a railway line? It seems typical of those.
Bill Phillips: It is Alan. It is in even worse nick than I am
Fabulous atmospheric image Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Richard
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 22 Feb 2013, 08:37
Oh this is sounding rather personal.
Bill Phillips: It wasn't when I did it but it is now
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2013, 09:18
Lol at Ray - the only Virgin there is likely to be a train! I used to love these foot bridges - looks a bit of a no go area!
Bill Phillips: Actually it isn't but the bridge doesn't get a lot of use by the look of it. We went over it on a walk....yes I went on a 6 mile walk!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 Feb 2013, 11:38
I always associated the bridge over the Kwai (the real one, not the movie version) of which I saw a picture once, with this song.

We need bridges.
Bill Phillips: I can see what you mean. There is a very moving memorial to the victims of the Burma railway at the National memorial arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Feb 2013, 12:11
Johnny Cash who continued to make great recordings right to the end, my favourite 'American 4: The Man Comes Around' which contained the so moving 'Hurt' as well as a good version of Paul Simons song.
Bill Phillips: Hurt is a song that is full of pain and is actually hard to listen to. The man comes around is also a great song
I'm reading that bit of graffiti on the top of the bridge as 'smoke me'; do you know what that means, Bill?

Johnny Cash's final album is one of my all-time favorites.
Bill Phillips: If I remember it said smoke some weed! I agree it is a fine album
Looks more like a troubled bridge Bill!
Bill Phillips: Haha can't argue with that Fred
Darkly dreary and draining.
Bill Phillips: Matches my mood at the moment Mary
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2013, 16:14
it looks like the bridge itself might be in trouble! Interesting texturessmile
Bill Phillips: It is clearly not maintained with loving care
It does look a bit sad doesn't it. It also resembles the one that came with Hornby train sets when we were lads.
Bill Phillips: It does indeed. I suspect there are hundreds of bridges like this dotted around the country
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Feb 2013, 17:29
It looks rather as if it is in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to cross over for, but some great rust by the looks of things smile
Bill Phillips: It was rusting well Anne
I have a model of this style of bridge,it was the standard, British railways footbridge,this is how they usually ended up!
Bill Phillips: I suppose they were functional, if not elegant Frank
Stroll on Monday.
Bill Phillips: The original picture posted for today would have been in breach of our truce. This was dragged out of the unassigned bin (where it belongs)as it rather matches my mod at present. Still it will soon be Monday wink
You've given this tatty old bridge a definite feel, Bill.
Bill Phillips: and the feel is tatty grin

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