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.