07 February 2009

Photo Hunt ~ Bridges

PhotoHunt #148: For the bridges theme, I chose to use my favourite bridge.

The 59th Street Bridge Song
by Simon and Garfunkel

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da...Feelin' Groovy.

Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?

Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

The 59th Street Bridge Song
has always been one of my favourites (even though most people refer to it as Feelin' Groovy). Ten years or so ago I was in an antique shop in San Jose, CA and ran across a huge basket full of antique street signs. I sat on the floor, looking through all of them in hopes (hope springs eternal, you know) of finding 59th Street. Well, when I actually did find it, I was so surprised. But I bought it and put it in my luggage to fly home.

We had intended to build a covered bridge across the creek at the farm and I intended the sign to go on that bridge. But for various reasons, the covered bridge never happened. I have kept the sign, always anticipating I'd have another chance to use it. Lo and behold, the opportunity arose. We needed a bridge across the Dry Prong to make it easier to go back and forth from the house to the pavillion. And a bridge has to have a name. Finally, we've got my 59th Street Bridge. And I do break into song often when I'm crossing it.

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Anonymous said...

Well done! Great photo

Hootin' Anni said...

TERRIFIC!!!!!! I really like this one for the hunt. A - #1

Come on over and see my bridge photo[s]. Two photos, but one bridge.

Happy Hunting.

June said...

It is a happy little song...can't help but feel lighter for having heard it.

Lene said...

That is so simple, and yet sooooo cute :) Great post.

Have a nice day :)

annant said...

nicely incorporated btween da song and da real bridge :P

gen/entry said...

Like what you choose for the theme. Good you are creative. Happy weekend.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Lovely idea. Thanks for sharing.

Randi said...

Very creative and a good choice!

Anonymous said...

A groovy idea - brilliant.

candi said...

Brilliant take on the theme!

Brita said...

Great take for the theme.

Kathy said...

Love this one!

david mcmahon said...

The perfect opportunity for a memorable photo. Yes, the song is an old favourite of mine too.

And thank you for the visit and the comment.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope you're feeling groovy soon!

Vita Stunder said...

Nice shot and cute story!

Mine is up to! :)
Have a nice weekend!

Easy Recipes said...

Very nice shot! :)

diXymiss said...

What a delightful story and happy piX. I'm guilty of presuming that song was entitled, "Feeling Groovy." Glad to be duly educated! ;-) ThanX for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

I love that song and your little bridge with the sign is really pretty. I didn't know the name of the song was 59th Street Bridge. Great take on the theme!

You can find mine here:
JyLnC's Photo Hunt. Stop by and check it out if you have time.

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite songs. And now I won't be able get it out of my mind for the rest of today! I love that you've named your bridge. :)

Tokenhippygirl said...

Great story, fantastic song, and a most excellent use of the sign.

Graceanne Grateful said...

Fantastic ! I love your little bridge, and the story behind it. That is so cool! It's every bit as pretty and cute as our little bridges.
You would have my vote as the greatest!
Have a wonderful week,
Graceanne :)

Becky said...

Thank you all so much. I do love having my own 59th St. Bridge.