Bridge to somewhere
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, July 2011
About this photo: It's Thematic's triangular week, and you're invited. Just go here and all will be explained.There's a reassuring quality to old engineering that I just can't get enough of. I dig old bridges and buildings, built long before the era of supercomputers turned building stuff into a lowest-common-denominator process. They were overengineered, and as a result many of them not only still stand, but they continue to carry massive loads central to a modern world their builders never envisioned.
In this case, one fully loaded freight train after another rumbled over this phenomenally beautiful structure while our family explored the canal and locks below. It was humbling to stop whatever we were doing and feel their vibrations passing through our feet.
Whenever I have the time, I like to linger alongside creations like this one to not only admire the visuals, but to also feel that intangible force that makes them special. Because we truly won't see anything like this again.
Your turn: What's the appeal of something old?