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Sunday, February 12, 2012

In Celebration...




"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."
Winnie the Pooh
(A.A.Milne!)


Celebrating 100 posts of Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridges at
San Francisco Bay Daily Photo blog!!!


(You're right...this ain't Mammoth!!!) 
The Japanese Garden in Huntington Library Gardens




22 comments:

  1. «Louis» thanks you for relocating from Mammoth to the Japanese Gardens at the Huntington for this fine contribution to his 100th Sunday Bridge Series post!

    You did this in grand style!

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  2. A lovely place and a gorgeous bridge. I love the WinniePooh quote. Happy Sunday!

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  3. Winnie is so wise! I crossed this bridge many times in the far distant past, if this is the one at the Huntington. I loved that place and went there often. Lovely angle!

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  4. Beautiful. I am trying to imagine poor Pooh, struggling to climb up this steep bridge to look over the side....!

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  5. This is an excellent perspective. I like the pooh's quote for this.

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  6. I'm catching up on your posts this week. Kathy, you post such gorgeous photos and I love the careful choices you make in your quotes. Lovely, lovely.

    The Japanese Garden has been refurbished over the past several months and has recently reopened. I haven't been over there yet. Did you know the bridge was originally painted bright red? I hope they didn't do that!

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  7. Just for you Louis!!!

    Thank you EileeninMD!!! I think Pooh is very wise!!!

    Thanks Kate!!! It is the one at the Huntington! Did you live out here at one time?

    Thanks Lesley!!! I'm giggling at the image of Pooh climbing the stairs!!!

    Thanks Indrani!!! And welcome!!!

    Thank you Petrea...now that I think about it...I think I do remember the bridge being red at one time...

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  8. I thought that bridge looked familiar. Excellent capture!

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  9. Winnie the Pooh is a really wise bear! I love that little fellow. The bridge is sturdy and rustic, a real tribute to this 100th anniversary of Louis' s meme.

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  10. If you know the Huntington Gardens James, then you know this bridge!!!

    Thanks Reader Wil!!! I liked how the bridge looked like it could be 100 years old...thought it would be a good one to celebrate *Louis's* 100 posts!!!

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  11. Not so long ago, we were allowed to walk over the half-moon bridge. Until liability issues got in the way.

    I've stood on Pooh's actual bridge, it's in a forest in the south of England, and a very pretty little bridge it is too. Of course, we have to play Pooh Sticks when we're there.

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  12. Congrats to you. Happy to see the bridge because it is closed for renovations .now

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  13. I love that you stood on Pooh's actual bridge Bellis!!! I have to admit..it's been so long since I've read Pooh...I don't remember Poohsticks! Maybe when grandbaby Addison is just a bit older...

    Thanks Margaret!!! I took this in '09 for a class project...and was actually one of my rejects...I tweaked it a bit, cropped it significantly, and voila!!!

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  14. Beautiful photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  15. Congrats!

    And that is a lovely bridge!

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  16. like that you adjusted some of the saturation from this. it's effective

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  17. Thanks PA!!! This pic actually started out as a horizontal composition...I cropped it and fussed with the saturation a bit...the original photo had a lot of glare from the midday sun...off the big leaves and on the bridge...the saturation really helped with the glare...and the composition is sooooo much better vertical!!! It was fun taking a rather mediocre pic and working with it...til it worked!!!

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  18. Fabulous shot! And yes, it does have a familiar feeling to it...very Japanese-y :D

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  19. Definitely Japanese-y!!! It's in the Japanese Tea Garden!!!

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