This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post challenges us to post a photo where one thing is the focal point. Flipping through my library of photos, I found a picture where the focal point is hard to miss. While strolling through Heritage Parkin Downtown Phoenix last spring, I snapped a picture of this locomotive which is encased in glass.
This is only one of 75 steam locomotives built by the Davenport Locomotive Works (of Davenport Iowa). This locomotive, built in 1905, would routinely travel the Tombstone and Southern Railroads in Arizona.
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:
I cropped this photo so you can clearly read the warning for motorists.
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.
Before WordPress adds a new Photo Challenge, I wanted to post for this challenge. This will serve in lieu of my normal Photo Friday post.
I shot this while heading towards Chase Field near the light rail tracks on a cloudy spring morning. Despite the urban setting, it is a bit strange that there are no people in the vicinity. In many ways, this signifies a failed attempt at creating an “urban” atmosphere. Phoenix has always struggled with its identity. It has fought heavily to be in the major leagues of big cities, yet it never quite seems to deliver. Depending on what you think of big cities, this could be a pro or a con.
I’m trying my hand at the Weekly Photo Challenge over at 20 Lines a Day. This week’s challenge is Nature – The Great Outdoors. I struggled over which photo to submit as I have quite a few. Should I submit my most recent photos from a visit to my local riparian preserve? Should I submit an older photo from SoCal climbing around Point Loma? Continue reading →