Silence contains all the sounds

No Real Silence by Fire Fighters Wife

No Real Silence by Fire Fighter’s Wife

“Since there is no real silence, Silence will contain all the sounds, All the words, all the languages, All knowledge, all memory.”
-Dejan Stojanovic

I just love Beth’s pairing of photos & quotations! About this pic she shares, “Not the best technically perfect picture, seeing I took it with my iPhone. But, when I saw this one my way to work I had to stop and take a picture. It was too beautiful to let it go to waste.”

Head over to her Flickr for lots more!

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Lightning on the Rails

Lightning on the Rails by Fire Fighter's Wife

Lightning on the Rails by Fire Fighter’s Wife

“It’s not a question of can or can’t. There are some things in life you just do.”
~Lightning Claire Farron

Just love these photos paired with quotations from Beth! For sure head over to her Flickr for more.

It Calls To Me…

Sunrise on the Rails

It Calls To Me…, photo by Kenneth Raymond

The Sunrise, Like Flight To The Bird, It Calls To Me…

View Kenneth’s photo bigger and see more in his Sunrises & Sunsets slideshow.

Sault Ste. Marie International Railroad Bridge

international railroad bridge, sault ste. marie, ontario / michigan

international railroad bridge, sault ste. marie, ontario / michigan, photo by twurdemann

The Library of Congress page on the Sault Ste. Marie International Railroad Bridge that spans the Soo Locks from Michigan to Canada at St. Marys Falls explains that:

The Sault Ste. Marie International Railroad Bridge has nine camelback truss spans crossing the St. Marys River with bascule and vertical lift bridge components crossing the American Locks at the St. Marys Falls Canal. It is the only bridge in the United States known to include these three types of spans in a single structure to use an interlocking mechanism to connect the leaves of the double-leaf bascule span.

It is Michigan’s most significant railroad bridge from an engineering history standpoint and is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Click through for some great old photos of the bridge and explore the various sections through Historic Bridges.

Check this photo out on black and see more great shots in twurdemann’s Sault Ste. Marie 2012-2013 slideshow.

More Michigan bridges on Michigan in Pictures.