The Ponder Days

I am just a sojourner, an artist wandering through life with a sense of wonder about it all. Come ponder with me. This year is about observation and perspective.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Amazing place

This was one of the most fun day trips I've had. In Frederick, MD there is a bridge...a painted bridge. The birds sometimes fly to this fountain. Alas, there is no water, there is no fountain, there is no niche in the wall. It is painted on a flat surface. I repeat...painted on a FLAT surface, and a woman once wrote to the people responsible for maintaining the bridge about what a shame it was to have such a beautifully painted bridge and then let ivy grow all over it. You guessed it - the ivy is painted on as well. The little weed on the bottom left is real...

The gate isn't real either, nor the stones, nor the arch - flat surface! Look closely...the little bird is not really there. I was awestruck and want to go back to this charming place where there is art everywhere and little shops full of wondrous things. More info HERE