Friday, January 4, 2013

You march to the brick wall

On the back roads heading south from the Twin Cities of the North, listening to Steve Jones's National Lunchbox Report with Ms. Who and Rusko the Wonder Dog


I passed through Red Wing, Minnesota, for the 10,000th time.

If you have an iPhone4 as I do, & i doubt if the new ones are too different in this regard, you know how one of the iPhone's pleasures (not being ironic here) is discovering, days after the fact, that at some point you accidentally hit "movie" when you meant to hit "camera," to wit, upon crossing, for the eleventieth billionith time, the bridge at Red Wing, Minnesota:



But it was the first time that it ever occurred to me that I might grab a photo of the Gothic brick that inspired Dylan on his bazillionth journey (look, our national debt is in the trillions, and that's the New Normal, so to express the concept that something is a large amount we have to do some work) down Highway 61.

Of course i had to do it on the roll, one-handed through a salt-smeared windshield, so these shots pretty much suck. I like them anyway.







3 comments:

Charlie_Mac said...

We'll have to make that a destination the next time we do the Cannon Falls to Red Wing bike trail - usually we get as far as the McD's at the edge of town and then call it good - 'course, we still have to ride back to Cannon Falls...

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

That particular stretch of Highway 61 wouldn't be all that bike safe I don't think; but I'll take a closer look at the shoulder width when we come through again in a couple weeks.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"And some of us will wind up in St. Cloud prison; and some of us will wind up to be lawyers & things" ... Charlie have you taken any photos of St. Cloud prison? I know we've both driven by it many a time but i never did have a camera in those days though I used to wish i had one ...