Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Under a Bridge

Did you know these whimsical river rock benches are part of the base of the Oaklawn bridge? Now you do. They aren't the most scenic benches in town (that honor goes to the ones here) but they are wonderful in their blend-right-in Craftsman design. I haven't been able to find out if they are part of the original Greene & Greene bridge plans, or a later addition. At any rate, they're great, aren't they?

8 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Little trolls built them. ;)

Dixie Jane said...

It's always interesting to find out what goes on under a bridge.

Dixie Jane said...

Here in Austin, hundreds of people gather to see bats flying from under a major bridge down town. I'm not one of them.

Laurie said...

I remember going to see those COngress Avenue bats fly out at dusk. Very weird and gothic! Do people still do that in Austin?

When I noticed these rock benches under the Oaklawn bridge I was so surprised. I'd photographed the bridge and the view from the bridge for years but never knew those funny little benches were below it.

No bats, though. At least, I don't think...

Trish said...

no bats that I know of, but plenty of uhm, well, things going on under Oaklawn. At least there were when I was roaming SoPas on 2 feet or 2 wheels. Let's just say my second kiss ever was under that bridge by a young man who was working on his Boy Scout badges. I seem to recall him saying something about mouth-to-mouth and after that things get fuzzy in my memory. ;-)

I don't know if they were an add-on to the original bridge or not. Hey, one thing I don't know about SoPas history! I believe it has been rebuilt at least twice, more recently after the '87 Whittier quake? Can't remember now the exact timing.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Those benches look like the kind of place your Dad would catch you smoking cigarettes or making out with your boyfriend. (not you, Laurie, just kids in general)

BTW, congrats on your photo exhibition! I sure wish I still lived in LA so I could easily swing on by. But, I will be there in spirit, giving you lots of hearty "atta-girls".

WV: When Dad found Snake and me making out under Oaklawn bridge, he spoke to me, like, all terterse.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

(WV was terterse ... and this time it's "comedy" ... also very appropriate!)

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I didn't know. You have stumped me! Those are gorgeous.