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Friday, April 2, 2010

A Glorious Moment . . .

The Astoria-Megler Bridge . . . and that's about all it was, too. The weather has been oscillating rapidly between "too gorgeous to believe," and "gray like so many other gray days." Two days ago, I pulled off of Marine Drive and parked for a minute in a "No Parking At Any Time" zone. It was safe enough and off the street; it seems they didn't want to block the way for a bus or larger vehicle in the space behind some buildings. I usually mind the signs, but today I took the chance to snap a photo of the bridge from the southwest side with the sun on it and the clouds billowing overhead. Within a couple of minutes, the sky was again dark and there was no more sun on the beautiful, green span.

I have posted a number of photos of the bridge, and here is one from the other side. The hills in the distance are in Washington, on the other side of the Columbia River.

For a change of view, you can see pictures of the sky from around the world on the Skywatch Friday web site.

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14 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Good shot of the bridge. I am always where I shouldn't be taking pictures. ha!

Louis la vache of SanFransisco Bay photo is having a Sunday Bridge theme. check it out and join in. MB

MCH said...

I love your photo! What a beautiful surroundings too.

VP said...

Ah, the flavor of a picture taken in a forbidden area... No sign can stay between us and this wonderful view of this great bridge!

Kim said...

Sheryl, that is a WOW shot! How beautiful! Perfect for Skywatch, but also for Louis la Vache of San Francisco Bay Daily Photo's new Sunday meme on bridge views. Perhaps you have another one to share with us for that, too. Kudos on a spectacular image!
-Kim

Kim said...

Ooooops, didn't see the MB had already mentioned the Sunday Bridge group. :-) -K.

The one with the View said...

I love bridges!! Beautiful shot of this one!

Laura Hegfield said...

A beautiful shot! Our weather has been similar to what you describe...very odd for this early in April for NH where I live.

Powell River Books said...

I've been over that bridge several times. I love to visit Astoria. We used to stop in more often when the airport had a restaurant on the field. A sorry sign of the times. Many of the little cafes aren't making it any more. - Margy

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Glorious. That bridge leads us off to the horizon! Breathtaking.

Jan
GDP

cieldequimper said...

You're living dangerously by the sound of it! It was worth it though, lovely sky and excellent view of the bridge.

Lee Spangler said...

never can be photographed enough. It is such a wonderful bridge to cross too.

James said...

I love it! That is a fantastic shot!

Kcalpesh said...

That bridge looks absolutely stunning! Well built! Wonderful architecture!

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kyungmee said...

great image! I missed a lot here:) Wonderful images and readings as always! This image really is stunning!

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