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Camino De Santiago

Along with a group very special friends, my brother Tim, and two Priests, we will be walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain beginning in August. Please friend me "Deacon Pat Kearns" on Facebook to follow the journey. I realize with limited internet, Facebook will be the easiest way to share the journey. I will share more on the blog when I return. I am also looking forward to using the experience in the current novel I am work on "Climbing Out of the Darkness."

Friday, January 04, 2008

Sundial Bridge - Redding CA

At 217 feet tall, the Sundial Bridge in Redding is the largest sundial in the world!


See how the pylon of this incredibly beautiful bridge acts as the gnomen of a sundial, casting its shadow on a giant, tile covered dial plate.



The Sundial Bridge is beautiful because of its aqua green, opaque glass deck; strips of granite; and smooth, white imported Spanish tile.
The bridge is unique because of its design.
The 217-foot pylon acts as a sundial, telling time on a tile covered garden border on the north side of the bridge.
The designer of the bridge, world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, has said that, to him, the bridge resembles a bird in flight, and symbolizes the overcoming of adversity.
The bridge is also environmentally sensitive to its river setting. The tall pylon and cable stays allow this unique suspension bridge to avoid the nearby salmon-spawning habitat.
Several fly fishing publications and professional guides have rated this area of the Sacramento River as being in the top 10 tail water fisheries in the world!

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