Standing On Duty 24/7


This photo was taken on July 7, 2016 at 11:17 AM.


The location was at an intersection in downtown Washington DC.


The "Take It!" came as I was waiting for the crosswalk sign to change to allow me to cross the street. The sky was filled with great clouds and smogless enough to provide lots of blue sky as their background. It just so happened that the light pole to which the cross walk signal on my side of the street was attached, had a great arch as the top of it to bring the actual light fixture out over the road to make it more effective in lighting the way while it took on the extra task assigned to it at night. 


With a few small moves on my part to position my camera, I was able to almost match up the light fixture with a gap in the cloud cover. I thought this might lend a certain sense of heightening of awareness of just how majestic these thought of, and termed as, utility poles can be. 


The After Take: So, it is with this photographic gesture, a "Bravo, and Job Well Done" that I am left with, after giving it some thought. This cheer and complement is not only for the faithful sentinel that it is, but also the planners that called for it, and those who update, maintain, and repair them. 


As a beneficiary of this long standing champion of pedestrian protection, I am now dedicating more of an appreciation for all that goes into helping us better navigate in this sometimes very busy world.


Wishing everyone my very best,



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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Gabe (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:40)

    Summer is coming to a close and I am going to miss the heck out of the great summer days like this one looks to be.

  • #2

    Jeff (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:42)

    Standing On Duty 24/7 until some drunk beams one, I cannot tell you how many times I have driven by that.

  • #3

    Sally (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:43)

    The first thing my eyes saw were the clouds. Even with that giant pole out front.

  • #4

    Jim (Wednesday, 14 September 2016 17:46)

    When I was in my 20s I used to climb these and telephone poles, that is until I realized heights and I did not care much for each other.