Sunday, September 30, 2007

Urban Legend

Today my sinus were casuing so much pain I couldn't attend this morning's yoga class so went out for a walk in the Arroyo Seco Parkway forest. There were fellow hikers and joggers but the walk was lovely and peaceful. I took this shot of the famous Colorado Street Bridge also known as the Suicide Bridge due to the many deaths caused by people in depair choosing to jump off it. Legend has it that the bridge is haunted. Many people walking across the bridge during the early morning hours claimed to have encountered a man who appears and vanishes in thin air. Cool; don't you think?
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8 comments:

Katie said...

It's a very pretty shot. Love the story that goes with it too. Do you think there is really a ghost? I used to hang out by an old bridge in high school called Cry Baby Bridge. It had a simliar story but I never really saw anyting...

Yoga Gal said...

I've never seen a ghost but think it's rather wonderful and romantic if such creatures of spirit and light roamed this tired old earth with us. On the west side of the brigde are some of the finest mansions of Pasadena. Before Bevelry Hills was builded up with famous legends of the silver screen, Pasadena is where the weathly lived. One of these grand mansions was used in a Batman movie. There are many Gothic style castels are built there. The story goes the ghost is a Mexican gardener who worked the grounds of one of these homes, slipped one early, foggy morning and fell to his death. Would like to see him someday.

Bhavana said...

Ooo I love stories like this. It's pretty sad though. Considering he slipped as opposed to voluntarily jumping. Have you tried Jal Neti? It works wonders on the sinuses and isn't as scary as it looks at first.

spacedlaw said...

Über cool (But what are they doing walking that bridge in the wee hours of the morning ?).
I would like to see pictures of these gothic mansions if you can manage that.

Yoga Gal said...

To answer Speedlawyer question, in health minded Southern California you see people jogging across the bridge in the very early morning hours! As for the mansions, I'll see what I can do. I'm reading this great book Haunted Pasadena and making it a point to try to visit the locations and take photos of these places for the book only has black and white photos. It's October and what a better time to share ghost stories?

Greggo said...

sounds like a cool place... but i'm not sure i'd be interested in seeing a ghost. lol.

Clare said...

Hi Yoga Gal! Nice photo of the bridge. The construction is pretty. That's interesting about the ghost -- I think I'd be a bit scared out there by myself in the wee hours of the morning. If he showed up in the daylight it might be ok, though.
:)

Bohemian Mom said...

Very cool indeed.
I'd walk across that bridge in the dead of night...I would!
I have a fascination with ghosts and urban legends and all things creepy!