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Steel Bridge Dinner, 2012. August 21, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.
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Shelburne Falls’ 12th Annual Bridge Dinner happened this past weekend. The village’s main street bridge closes to motor vehicles and becomes a dining room for 400, which is a surreal situation when the light cooperates:

A long table is set with flowers and glasses and linen:

Plates await…

…the guests trickle in:

…and soon assumed their stations, anticipating their coming meal in the beautiful Autumn air:

It was a lovely evening to be out and about as people settled down in the hot sun and cooler evening air:

Salad appeared:

…thanks to the servers from Mohawk Trail Regional High School:

..and we dug it:

The table filled as the sun settled low:

…and the evening was well enjoyed:

The servers cranked:

…and the love of the moment flowed:

There was pleasant conversation:

Contagious congeniality:

…and LOTS of food:

Friends caught up between courses:

It was all well received, the meat and fish dishes and sides of all sorts, and at last, dessert:

It was quite  a nice night, so much so that I didn’t mind working – what I saw made me smile, and I had high hopes of capturing some of it to share.

I hope you’re smiling too.  😉


1. susan - August 21, 2012

Ralph you are the very essence of FLAIR! Bravo!

2. Gina - August 21, 2012

That is absolutely fantastic! How did I miss this event??!! It’s a fabulous idea and you captured it beautifully!

3. lisahgolden - August 21, 2012

What a great community event! I’m so glad you chose to be there and share this.

4. littlebangtheory - August 21, 2012

susan, to a photographer, “flair” is the light aberrations one picks up when shooting into the sun, and I had plenty of that this night! 😉

Gina, this is an annual August event which varies year by year – 2011 got rained out! Still, those are the chances one takes when planning an outdoor event involving 400 diners, eleven restaurants and many dozens of volunteers. I’ll try to keep you in the loop next year.

Lisa, it’s not just an adventure… it’s a job! I hustled through three events this day, and three the day before, all for sadly thin money. But people are noticing my efforts and liking my work, so I’m hoping the finances will follow.

5. Marjorie - August 29, 2012

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing this. Beautiful photos!

6. TheCunningRunt - August 29, 2012

Marjorie, Welcome, and thanks for your kind appraisal of my efforts. 🙂

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