Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Bridge over polluted water

Rooms without a view
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, July 2011
About this photo: Thematic. Bricks and mortar. Here.
It's weathered countless winters here at the western tip of the island of Montreal, braving the oncoming ice and carrying heavy rail freight on its way to who-knows-where. I used to come here often, as this quiet college/touristy village is probably one of the prettiest places in the region, and it was - and is - the perfect turnaround point on a long bike ride.

Still, I never noticed the access doors at the base of each pier. I'm not sure what purpose they serve, but seeing them for the first time this summer made me wonder about who would use them and what they'd find inside.

Intriguing. I doubt the concrete box they eventually build to replace this structure will offer up similar mysteries.

Your turn: What's behind these doors?


Kalei's Best Friend said...

Behind those doors- maybe the truth?, history, abandonment? or on the upbeat: Imagination, creativity, spider webs, dirt....:-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Trolls live there, he typed solemnly.

L.W.Roth, said...

Ah Ha! That's what I thought--the second door down and perhaps the other doors that are located on the buttresses are smaller than the door in the forefront. Too bad they're going to "redesign" the bridge. Nothing is forever.

MissMeliss said...

What a great picture! There's a story in it, absolutely.

Here's my contribution to "bricks and mortar," with my own skewed interpretation:

Chris said...

Trolls get my vote, too!

I lived in Senneville, next door to Ste-Anne, and we used to walk down to the river in the summer, so I've seen that bridge, but don't remember noticing the doors. Of course, that was ... jeez, 35 years ago. My my, where has the time gone?