Friday, January 22, 2016

The Details

I was crossing a bridge built about 100 years ago, back when city bridges were works of public art, and noticed the two drinking fountains, no longer working.  I snapped a quick shot of the bronze work in them, impressed the attention to detail that was incorporated into the design  Now I sit here looking at the image and can't help but wonder, whose face is in the details?  Was it the bridge designer, the person the bridge was to be named in honor of, or is the devil in the details?


  1. which bridge is this (said the curious cat)?

    looks like a swimming merman (not ethel merman though).

    1. It is called "Inlet Bridge" on Ohio Drive, just west of the Jefferson Memorial

  2. Yes, I've noticed the fountains on that bridge. Would be cool if they could get them working again. DC has so many little hidden treasures you only see if you walk around.