November 02, 2004

Dumbarton

The strange beautiful landscape around Dumbarton Bridge: the steel-flat blue or white flat flooded salt pans, the broken piers, the pylons, the curved power cables, the hazy reflections of today’s light cirrus, the pre-sunset pinks and oranges in the water, the flood control gates, the birds, the joggers... The horizontal geometries of the water, the banks and ditches, the piers and gates and locks, the old railway bridge, all under the verticals of the pylons and bridge supports. The snaky lines of the bridge from the west, the beautiful soft brown hills near the toll booths; the subdued colours of both the water and the earth banks...

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