Sunday, May 09, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series # 6: Bridge of Gardens


Bridge of Gardens
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No, this isn't Seattle :-).  Here's a little travel postcard for you from Southern California where I'm on holiday with family. My daughter and I got to spend a rare couple of hours shopping together and I thought you might like to see this dramatic pedestrian bridge which curves high above street level at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This is the Bridge of Gardens and, as the name indicates, there is an abundance of vegetation growing along the long and graceful expanse. This bright bouganvilla along the exterior is the same color as the one my mom trained to grow over the arbor leading to my childhood home's front door, and the green box hedge growing just inside the railings (can you see it?) is the same as the hedge mom planted around the perimeter of the front yard. Fun to see them translated for use in this space. I am wishing all the moms out there a very happy Mother's Day today, and to everyone lots of lovely recollections of happy times spent with your moms. To see all the participants in Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series, click here.

17 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

What a colorful contribution to Sunday Bridges, Kim!

And happy mother's day to you!

brattcat said...

Amazing shots of an amazing place and one truly adorable daughter.

Steffe said...

Love the colors here.

Bibi said...

May not be Seattle,but it's still pretty! :)

Kaori said...

What pretty and colorful flowers alongside the bridge! Happy Mother's Day to you, too :)

Halcyon said...

Cool bridge! Love those beautiful flowers.

Chuck Pefley said...

Ah, Kim, you had me scratching my head and scanning my memory bank when this photo loaded. Lovely. Hope you're having a great little vacation. Of course, you're missing our beautiful spring weather at home right now -:))

B SQUARED said...

Our pedestrian bridges look nothing like that.

Shell Sherree said...

So vibrant ~ and your daughter is gorgeous! I see from the shopping bags that you made good speed in your couple of hours. It sure looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Kim.

lewi14 said...

Very colourful. Nice to see such buildings which are enriched with flowers. Great shot.

Neva said...

That is one of the loveliest pedistrian bridges I have seen...hope the shopping went well.and Happy Mother's Day to you too.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely arc of color. Wonder how they water it. Would love to see all pedestrian bridges over freeways offering a splash of color like this.

Don and Krise said...

Wonderful shot Kim. I love bougainvillea. The color is so vivid. I'm glad you had the chance to go down there. Enjoy your time away!

Happy Mother's Day too.

animkundu said...

Nice Pics love it!

EG Wow said...

Wow! The bougainvillea is such a gorgeous colour! The plants look very happy there!

Tash said...

Spectacular photo - SCP at it's best. I enjoyed going there a while back...haven't been in so long. Nice place to shop together.

Marie-Noyale said...

The red flowers enhance this modern metal bridge
but the most beautiful flower is the red haired one on the right picture!!!