Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Bridge Is Back

The bridge today
Last Friday, after nearly a week without our footbridge, the water receded enough so we could work to rebuild it. A group that ranged between 20 and 40 mostly young people (teenage to 30) gathered at the river and began the hard work of hauling the original log and plank span back into a workable position somewhat downstream from its earlier location, then filling plastic feed bags with rocks and “rockbagging,” not sandbagging, the approaches. By evening, foot traffic was again moving across the river.

There are four pelicans roosting on our mosque. That's
a fig tree in the foreground.

It’s considered good luck to have a pelican roost at your mosque, so they’re never removed if they nest on the minaret. During the week I used the main road instead of the footpath, I passed this mosque every trip.

Here, most outside doors are steel. They often weather in beautiful ways. Here’s one near my soon-to-be new home.

1 comment:

  1. Jim,
    Love the door photo; it reminds me of the beautiful doors and ceramic tile motifs in rural Spain. Heading up to GLIBA board tomorrow- always think of you then.

    Terry Whittaker