Archive for December, 2009

Sometimes movable bridges appear in the most unexpected places. The other day I was wandering around somewhere south of New York when I spied this single bascule bridge connecting China and Germany:

The bridge is located in the World Showcase at Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. The World Showcase surrounds a lake, and there is even a ferry that crosses the lake and other boats that connect with hotels and another theme park. The barges used in the IllumiNations fireworks and laser show are stored in a canal off the lake, and the bridge must be opened for the barges to enter the lake:

We didn’t stick around for the show, but we did take a boat over to the Hollywood Studios park.

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With the season’s first snow yesterday, I found myself thinking back to this past summer’s amazing boat trip up the Hudson. Looking through pictures from that trip, I found this one of the full moon, taken at Catskill Marina. I’ve put it here since I can’t think of anything else to do with it.

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