Saturday, February 16, 2008

Warm Arches

Calvert Street Bridge over Rock Creek

Heading out to the States today for a brunch, which means I'll be traveling Beach Drive to Rock Creek Parkway. This is the arch that holds up the bridge that connects the neighborhood of Woodley Park with Adams Morgan.

This would be really pretty with some snow, but I shouldn't complain too much. At least it's sunny and blue skies today, unlike the many that have been battleship gray and cold.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08

10 comments:

Dusty Lens said...

Without the snow, this makes for a warm scene. Springlike too! Just love these stone arch bridges, cool pic.

Lake of the Isles is aon a chain of lakes on the west side of Minneapolis, just south of downtown. Map of Minneapolis chain of lakes:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=minneapolis&ie=UTF8&ll=44.952165,-93.281994&spn=0.072891,0.159645&z=13

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Wow, this is lovely. You have such a good eye for what will make a good photo!
Thankyou for the huge compliment you left on my blog:) I too am amazed by yours. You have natural talent!
BTW the bobble headed starwars photo is great! It can be such fun to play around and create our own scenes!

Bev said...

Great title, it really is a warm arch, and a very graceful one.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

A very interesting bridge, beautiful actually. Lovely blue skies here too, but oh so cold. Tomorrow rain/snow again. B{

D.C. Confidential said...

DL: Stone arches are lovely. In fact, it's what I noticed first in one of your Lake of the Isles photos the other day. I'll check out the link you included. Thanks for answering my question re: the lakes.


Lisa: Thank you! I'm having so much fun with this photography stuff, I keep wondering why I didn't take it up years ago. Better later than never, eh?


Bev: There are several bridges like this throughout the city. One of these days, I'll have to post a photo of Key Bridge, which has a beautiful series of arches spanning the Potomac River.


Fenix: I love bridges. They're so structurally fascinating and many of them are quite beautiful. As for the weather, it's suppose to rain here tomorrow, too, and I was going to go to the zoo. I think I'll wait until Tuesday....

Isadora said...

:) On a sunny day there's bound to be plenty of traffic making the exit from this road pretty difficult in order to head into town. Been there plenty of times :)

d.c. confidential said...

Isadora: It definitely has its moments, doesn't it? What drives me nuts is when the person in front of me won't turn left because they think traffic coming off of Calvert/Connecticut will hit them or traffic merging off of Rock Creek onto Beach will do the same. They don't realize that all they have to watch is the left lane where traffic is exiting off of Rock Creek onto Calvert/Connecticut. Maddening!

Lara said...

a wonderful image, the light is so warm, and bends amazingly under the bridge!

g_mirage said...

The light from inside the arch made this so dramatic! Lovely!

d.c. confidential said...

Lara: Thank you! I liked the warmth of it, too, especially in the dead of winter.

Gee: Just another example of total luck where my pictures are concerned.