Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Don’t Drive on the Tracks

I sure am getting my mileage out of this scene of the light rail car in front of Chase Field.  After posting yesterday’s article, I noticed a warning sign in this photo:

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I cropped this photo so you can clearly read the warning for motorists.

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Do Not Drive on the Tracks.

You would think this would be a no-brainer, yet there has been at least one incident where a man did drive down the light rail tracks.  Not sure if this means the signs along the route are working as there as only been one incident, or if it’s a failure because it did happen despite the warning sign.  Food for thought.

http://raillife.com/blog/2010/03/13/tempe-light-rail-dui-idiot/

http://www.azfamily.com/video/raw/Witness-saw-man-drive-onto-light-rail-tracks-over-Tempe-Town-Lake-87592527.html?gallery=y&c=y

Got a photo of an interesting sign? Post it to enter this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge over at The Daily Post.

Photo Friday: From A Different Perspective REVEALED

Thanks to bloggers ideflex, Ingrid and A Regular Cup of Joe for playing along.  To recap, I posted the picture below and asked for guesses as to what the main object in the photo was. I know these aren’t the best photos I could have taken of the area, but I was breaking in my digital camera I received as a Christmas gift and am still learning how to use the thing.

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It didn’t take long for these astute bloggers to figure out this was a light rail car. Below is the picture, oriented the way one would see the object normally.

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I snapped this light rail train passing in front of Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. Admittedly, I probably went too heavy on the zoom feature.  However, I never really took notice of the bike symbol on the side of the light rail car until I reviewed some of these photos.

Below is a close up of the entrance to Chase Field seconds before the light rail car passed by.

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Here is the start of the light rail train.

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Photo Friday: From A Different Perspective

I finally got around to uploading some recent photos I took around the downtown area.  When I came across this shot, I started to adjust it.  Before I could edit the photo, I took another look at it and really liked observing the scene from another perspective.

I know what this is, but without me describing the photo any further, can you guess what the main object in the photo?  I’ll reveal in a few days, but I’d love to receive some guesses in the meantime.

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Photo Friday: Public Art Compilation

I started doing Photo Friday posts in March 2012, just six months ago.  I started out with photos of public art I’d taken, then moved onto nature photos and other things.

It has been too hot to wander around the city taking pictures of  public art pieces.  At the same time I’ve noticed August has been a little slow around WordPress as we’re all trying to deal with busy summer work schedules, summer vacations and back to school.

Since I’ve picked up many more readers since starting these Photo Friday posts, I figured now would be a good time to revisit past Photo Fridays focused on public art.  Enjoy! Continue reading

Photo Friday: Her Secret Is Patience

Nestled in between the light rail station/bus depot and the Arizona State University Downtown campus is Phoenix Civic Space Park.  It’s a rather small park – containing a public conference building with a coffee shop downstairs and wide outdoor spaces to relax and enjoy the outdoors.  But the one thing the park is known for is the giant public art piece hanging above the park.

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