Attention Seeking


This photo was taken on August 8, 2020 at 9:29 AM.


The location was in the Georgetown section of Washington DC.


The "Take It!" was made after having visited this site previously at much earlier times of the morning - when it was still dark.  The later time when there was daylight available showed part of the story of this duplication of stop lights.


Starting from the left of the photo - one can see the broken off base to a former light.  From this broken base - there is a cable which is attached to a concrete base to which a short light pole is attached which has everything functioning including an attached sign indicating traffic lane directions. This shorter pole looks to be a temporary unit put into place until a replacement could be sourced and installed.  What is strange to me - is the appearance that the second pole is the replacement - and the temp was never taken away.


I pass by this strange set up - three times a week while doing my part time job - so will be watching to see when the final fix - is in.   In the meantime - I will dutifully follow the instructions given by the lights.


In this instance - it is better to be twice instructed - than not at all.


Wishing everyone my very best,



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Comments: 7
  • #1

    GpaJake (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:31)

    Looks like a job half done.

  • #2

    Jim (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:32)

    I think I’m most amazed they can get away with doing that. Is it temporary or were they just in a hurry to get it done?

  • #3

    Sally (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:47)

    That’s a way to save the city some money.

  • #4

    Gabe (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:47)

    Wow, I have never seen anything like this.

  • #5

    MHampy (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:48)

    It’s been awhile since August, has it been fixed yet?

  • #6

    SF1967 (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:50)

    Was the original pole crooked? It looks like it’s coming out of the ground at an angle.

  • #7

    GeorgieProf (Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:50)

    Wow, I’ve never seen the guts of a stop light before, very interesting.