Saturday, 29 June 2013

The Height of Excitement!

Look, a bridge made out of bricks!  Not only does that reveal the height my excitement reached today it also shows how far I cycled.  Not far and watching the 'Tour de France this afternoon I noted my four miles fade somewhat when they said they had only another 122 kilometers to go!  That, as you will have worked out, is just under 76 miles.  The riders had been on the bikes for three hours and more when I turned it on.  My knees could not stand any more so I went out and sat in the park.

The park was filled with people having fun.  A Muslim group had organised a fun day and kids were bouncing off castles, stalls were offering sweets and meat, not together, and people in general were having a real good time in the sunshine.  Naturally that was not for me so I went back indoors and sulked.



soubriquet said...

Nice bridge. Elliptical arch. Now, I'm weird, I know, but I like bricks, and the thought that comes to me is of the men who made this, the carpenters who built an arch form, the bricklayers who carefully mortared each brick into that beautiful arch, all those years ago. Humble folk, workmen, invisible to the middle and upper class, way back.

I wonder if there's anyone who stands and looks at that bridge, and says, proudly, "My great-grandfather worked on that"?
Well, at least, there's a bloke on a bicycle, who stops to take a picture of it.

Maybe you should have gone for a bounce in the park, being chased by an irate bouncy castle operator would have been excellent exercise!

the fly in the web said...

A brick built bridge excites me...poor crater that I am....

Adullamite said...

Soub, Had I gone bouncing in the park I may have found more bricks! The 19th century bricklayer was a busy man! His work is everywhere.

Fly, Sadly I am intrigued by all sorts of things normal folks ignore.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

'Tis a really cool bridge, though.

Lee said...

What a lovely bridge. I'd get excited if I came upon one such as beautiful as that, too.

Adullamite said...

Jerry, Indeed.

Lee, Indeed.