Saturday, August 21, 2010

stone bridge revisited

hidden from the road
these steps lead to another time

when i first posted an image of this stone bridge on april 3, 2009,
these wonderful, unexpected, and quite informative comments appeared on my blog.

Blogger Martin Langeveld said...

Isn't this bridge part of the Retreat trails system? I believe Retreat patients built the stone tower, higher up, stone steps where needed, and several of these stone landscape features.

April 3, 2009 11:18 AM

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Blogger Keith said...

Cold Spring (1845)
This spring is located just west of Upper Dummerston Road where it joins Route 30. A source of pure water, it was the destination of daily walks by patrons of Dr. Wesselhoeft's Hydropathic Institution, located in Brattleboro. In 1899 the Retreat built a stone hood over the spring and a rustic bridge of boulders over the ravine. It became a favorite resting place for Retreat patients on their daily walks.

April 3, 2009 11:45 AM

16 comments:

Birdman said...

What a beautiful spot. No wonder you want to return time and time again. I bet it smells great too.

JM said...

What a cute little old bridge! Wonderful stone work.

Sharon Creech said...

Enchanting photos, enchanting spot. Love the background responses you received the first time you posted these photos!

Hilda said...

Informative and quite fascinating about the Retreat patients. That sounds like something I'd like to learn more of, and go through myself. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of this small but wonderful, mossy stone bridge.

Sunny said...

What a magical spot, really beautiful.
☼ Sunny

SRQ said...

Wonderful little bridge. You just don't see stone bridges like that very often anymore.

cieldequimper said...

A little gem.

Small City Scenes said...

A truly beautiful spot and the history makes it more intriguing. Love those little steps. MB

Magpie said...

What a find! It's a gorgeous bridge and the stones have so much age and beauty.

Sharon said...

Wouldn't it be nice if you could just sit and meditate in a place like this and visions of the past would appear before you eyes!

Malyss said...

Some old stones, a discreet spring among the woods, and the legends begin to walk...a very inspiring place!

Elenka said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to have that in your own back yard?

Irina said...

Great that your posts inspire readers to bring more info, I love when it happens in Moscow blog. Photo? What can I say? Usual photo.
Full of sense, taste and profi.

Paula said...

It looks so substantial, a work of art really. I love the photo of the girls with the cows. Just sweet.

Sashindoubutsu said...

Interesting bridge. It sure has a lot of stories to tell.

Randy said...

I would love to explore this area. Simply beautiful.