Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Bridge

Yes, we did get a couple of inches of the white stuff early last week, but the heavy rain of Wednesday took it all away. This walkway above Congress Street is not a bridge to nowhere. This is a bridge to somewhere. It connects some MMC offices to a parking garage, below the main hospital complex. And by the way, these decorated windows look a lot more festive at night when they a lit by the inside lighting and oncoming traffic. And for those of you not familiar with the city, no, it's not a ghost town, but it does have the look on an early Sunday morning.

21 comments:

  1. This is an interesting post. I like those overhead tunnels and used to delight in using them.

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  2. But you have to admit that the river in your city is marked with yellow crossing line)))

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  3. Cool bridge. I really like how the yellow line draws you eye into town.
    ☼ Sunny

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  4. Great shot. Nice someone took the time to decorate the bridge; most just block the view.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  5. Yes, something cool about that double yellow line, but I say bring back the pretty white snow . . .

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  6. Skyways are wonderful during inclement weather. The Twin Cities have miles of skyways that connect buildings, and what a Godsend during our winter season, especially. Like the perspective, emphasized by the yellow lines.

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  7. An useful passage nicely decorated.

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  8. I'm reminded of the times I had to work in Minneapolis and took the skywalk from my hotel several blocks away to the building I worked in. It was fun meandoring through all those buildings and staying warm.

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  9. That's nice, Birdman. The roadway is glistening. I have to remember to bring my camera along when it rains. I tend to put it away when the weather is lousy.

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  10. Nice photo. I think that's whats going to happen to us tomorrow. We had snow but now we have rain in the forecast tomorrow.

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  11. That glistening road looks so cold! Great idea decorating the walkway windows.

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  12. If you hadn't said something about it not beign a ghost town... ;-)I like the glistening road.

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  13. I used my imagination to see the xmas decorations -- and of course in my mind they were lovely. My favorite xmas decor are the lights -- mostly because they remind me of the solstice. But to be practical -- light use depletes our natural resources which we need to conserve. I can't win I guess. -- barbara

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  14. I really like the perspective of this photo BM. It would be neat to see it at night with the lights.

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  15. The angle of the double yellow lines draws the eye under the bridge. Love the decorations on the bridge and the empty street.

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  16. Good to have the covered bridge to get to the car park... Particularly under snow or rain!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  17. Just wait 'til it starts snowing!!

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  18. Excellent composition...those covered walkways are worth their weight in gold during the winter! Love the shiny streets - after the rain is often a good time to take photos.

    We did try to play golf...when I left the house it was 52 and drizzling...when we teed off it was 49 and raining. We quit after five holes...with the wind that had kicked up it was very unpleasant!

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  19. I love the shiny reflective look of the street. It almost doesn't look real. I always appreciate these walkway bridges during inclement weather.

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