Merritt took us in search of three bridges this morning.
Folsom's Bridges website, I am able to get the right names on these awesome bridges. This is the famous Rainbow Bridge, built in 1919. Nice clean lines, eh?
Behind the Rainbow Bridge is the Historic Truss Bridge, which was re-opened to be used as part of the American River bike trail. We saw several joggers and bikers using it. Maybe next time we come to Sacramento we will rent a bikes and do this trail round trip... 32 miles each way. I think it would be an awesome and fun bike ride. It goes over some pretty special bridges I haven't seen yet... like the Guy West Bridge, which is a scaled down version of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. How cool is that?
This is the newest bridge, the Lake Natoma Crossing, was built in 2000... and it is a really cool, modern bridge.
Crocker Museum anyway... and what an incredible place that was for Shirley and me. The place was such an inspiration.
We were allowed to take photos of the permanent exhibits... but not the traveling ones. And it was the travelling ones that were quite amazing. To see details on the current exhibitions click on this Crocker link.
You may also check out some websites of the two featured artists.
Gottfried Helnwein: Click to go to an exhaustive website of all his work. He had huge photos on which he painted with acrylic. Some of his work was pretty dark... WWII type stuff... bloody! But the concept of his work blew the top off my mind... and the Death Valley piece was about 4 feet by 20 feet or more... absolutely breathtaking. Find it on his site under landscapes or click here.
John Buck: Click for a short slide show of his works. A most impressive collection of wood prints... and a true craftsman. It was incredible work. Unbelievable.
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