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This set of photos was taken on July 5, 2014 at 6:45 AM.
The location was at an intersection on a street in Washington DC, that is elevated above and to the side of a set of railroad tracks. There is a further separation from the street by a sidewalk and a barrier wall which is about 8 feet tall.
The "Take It!" came as was being the passenger in my car and we came to a stop for a signal at this crossroad that we had been through many times before. What made this time different was our being behind several other vehicles put this very interesting bit of practicality into full view for contemplation. I am for the most part not a big fan of items that have been exposed to the elements long enough to have collected some rust and that weathered look.  For some reason this unusual bit of iron work with the clear blue sky as a back drop caught my eye. As we moved forward when the light changed I had a chance to read the partially rusted sign attached to the grill work. We proceeded to the next stop on our route and upon return I took a few moments to step out of the car and take several shots of this interesting piece of utility crafting.
The After Take: This set of photos seemed to catch everyone's interest and the story behind the catch all made so much sense when looking at the big black cable that is visible in the photo along with the grill work designed to keep any thought of intruding disappear from anyone's mind very quickly. 
I must confess it took a little bit of time to arrive at the label for this unusual item.
Sometimes not being first in line can bring unexpected viewing's and or pleasant encounters.
Wishing you a great day.

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Jim (Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:44)

    That should keep people off. ha ha

  • #2

    Gabe (Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:44)

    I don't think I'd even need to read anything. Just seeing that would sway me away.

  • #3

    Jeff (Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:45)

    Our city has something very similar to those. Not quite as rusty though.

  • #4

    Sally (Saturday, 26 July 2014 13:46)

    The risk is not worth whatever the reward.

  • #5

    Livin4love (Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:14)

    I agree with Sally that would be enough to keep me away. Not to mention the sign explaining why its there.

  • #6

    Treehugger (Thursday, 31 July 2014 12:14)

    It is a very intimidating sign.