Sunday, March 13, 2011

Somewhere Between the Fidelity Investments Commercial and the Wizard of Oz ~ Follow the Yellow Line

Follow the yellow line.... a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. August 2006.

"The cables that hold up (the Brooklyn Bridge) on big stone piers are beautiful and not hidden. It's metal in your face, taking traditional material and putting it to use in a way that you can see what it can do." ~ Alan Goodheart
I don't know what it is about my mind but sometimes the strangest thoughts break in and simply won't go away. In these pictures I see hot, sweltering, summer days in concrete and asphalt with no rain, no wind and no relief in sight. I see us, Nyssa and I on a great adventure and obviously with no higher order mental faculties functioning as we set out to walk back to Brooklyn from Manhattan, across the Brooklyn Bridge. Never mind the fact that once we made it to the Brooklyn side, it was still a long way to the apartment... and we had no idea as to where the nearest subway stop was.. we still set out. The walkway is down the center, room for walkers and bicycles... places to stop and rest and take in the sights along the way. Down below, the highway or road with yellow taxis and cars too numerous to count.

The Manhattan skyline behind us... we made it! Posted by Picasa
And what strange things pop into my head with this picture? For one, the green line in the Fidelity Investments commercial.... that keeps you on the straight road ahead.. or so they say. Follow the line.. follow the markings down the walkway... And the Wizard of Oz with the high pitched song of the Munchkins....
Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow, follow, follow, follow,
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.
Follow the Yellow Brick, Follow the Yellow Brick,
Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

We're off to see the Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
You'll find he is a whiz of a Wiz! If ever a Wiz! there was.
If ever oh ever a Wiz! there was The Wizard of Oz is one because,
Because, because, because, because, because.
Because of the wonderful things he does.
We're off to see the Wizard. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
~ E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen
Stop! Stop! Stop! Stop! Sto-o-o-o-o-p! Stop the song in my head!!!!! Hmm. Maybe it will now be in your head....share the music, I say. Have a lovely Mellow Yellow Monday!

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Mellow Yellow Monday


Ginny Hartzler said...

Now the song will be stuck in MY head! How on earth did you get the angle on that first picture? And I never knew people could walk on this bridge, is that yellow line, cars on one side and walkers on the other?

Kim,USA said...

Wow that is pretty huge bridge and a lot of cables. Thanks for sharing!

Kenju99 said...

Have you read the book about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge? I can't remember the name of it. You (or anyone) would really appreciate that bridge if you read how hard it was to build it.

Shobha said...

Good shot !

Leovi said...

Beautiful yellow in this excellent overview of the bridge. I wish you a wonderful week!

Sidneysteele32 said...

I love it, now I feel like I am travelling already with this picture you showed us. It is so nice. Mine is here

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Adin B said...

Now I can't take it off my mind. We just watched The Wizard of Oz the other night and I can just see it in my mind when Dorothy followed the Yellow Brick road and all that singing thing. hehehe.. Great bridge and great shots!

Adin B

Ramblingwoods said...

My husband grew up in NY and we used to visit often..usually in summer and it is hot ahd humid.. yes I have seen the yellow line in the commercials.....Michelle

Sandra said...

i somehow missed this fatastical shot of the bridge. wow, it is stunning

Mike B. said...

I love that bridge! Read a book about it a few years back. Fascinating stuff.