Saturday, February 9, 2013

Covered Bridges

Last fall when we went to Indiana. One of the things I wanted to photograph besides Tobacco Barns was a covered bridge.

On our way home.  We stopped at a rest stop in Illinois where they had tourist info.  The lady pointed us in the right direction but said we would have to walk across because no vehicles were allowed.

We found it in a park. 

Lake of the Woods Covered Bridge 

It was called The Lake of The Woods Covered Bridge.  We have a Lake of the Woods here in Minnesota you know..but no covered bridges as far as I know.

Far Guy and Chance 

Far Guy and Chance stretched their legs.

Light at the end of the bridge

Just incase you wanted to see the light at the end of the bridge!

The lady at the tourist center was mistaken..cars could drive through from both directions.so we did.

I will have to re-visit my photography bucket list someday soon.  I know I still want to photograph a baby buffalo and lightening…and  Northern Lights if I am really lucky:)

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19 comments:

  1. There is something fascinating about these bridges. We have ones nearby including at Pine Island. Also visited the infamous ones (from the novel) in Madison County, Iowa....:)

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  2. They are only in the Northeast and Midwest, I think. I've never seen one in person! Glad you are introducing us. :-)

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  3. Morning, love the covered bridges.....wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing, Francine.

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  4. Were you at the Lake of the Woods in Mahomet Illinois? If so, I am very familiar with that area.

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    1. Yes a little town ..between Champaign and Bloomington. It was in a Park and they had a Gardens area..and a museum too, it looked like a real interesting place to spend some time:)

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  5. Nice photos ! I like covered bridges but we don't seem to have any left here well at least none I know of ! Have a good day !

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  6. Northern lights, man just to see those would be cool!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  7. I love covered bridges. Wishing you guys a good weekend.

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  8. I love covered bridges and have seen a few in New Hampshire.
    There is one covered bridge in Zumbrota, MN but I've never seen it. It's in SE MN and you can find info on it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zumbrota_Covered_Bridge
    It sounds like you could get a lot of snow tomorrow.
    Take care!

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  9. I see the light!

    A covered bridge is on my list also...but I think it's going to be hard to find up here...might have to do some traveling.

    Jen

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  10. Covered bridges amaze me. How fortunate for you to actually be in one.

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  11. I've been on a covered bridge once. That is all.

    We don't even have anything like that here.

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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  12. Covered bridges have a rustic feel that is appealing. I like your bucket list for photography. Good idea.

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  13. I am not sure I have ever seen a covered bridge. Awesome

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  14. I'd be happy just to SEE the northern lights and you come out some May or so and there are buffalo babies all over Yellowstone!

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  15. What a lovely covered bridge!

    The Northern Lights are amazing (even though I've never photographed them but have seen them several times).

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  16. I always wondered how the need for "covered" bridge rose in the first place.

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  17. I grew up in the Catskill Mountains in New York State. Within a few miles was the Blenheim Bridge (in Blenheim, NY). It was on the national historic register and was either the longest single span bridge of its type in the world - - or a close second with one in California. I remember going there often as a "kid". It was part of the landscape in that area until Hurricane Irene. "She" destroyed it in 2011. The bridge had been there since 1855. For many, it felt like the loss of a friend.

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