Saturday, September 1, 2007

September 1st Theme Day: Street Lights and Signs | Permalink

I choose the traffic sign since I posted the street light few months back. I found this stop sign very interesting with 2 public opinions posted in this traffic sign. If you notice there is small sticker from "who support", and graffiti added word "war" on this traffic sign.

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21 Comments:

Blogger Sally said...

Great pic. I saw lots of these signs in West LA when I stayed with my friend there in March 2003....also "Stop Bush" was quite popular .

September 1, 2007 at 1:52 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

I like your photo--very stark, a great contrast between light and dark. The competing lines and angles are fascinating to look at. :)

September 1, 2007 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger Lothiane said...

I like this in in black & white. It's a strong message!

September 1, 2007 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Bleeding Orange said...

Well spotted! And excellent picture.

September 1, 2007 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Jilly said...

Brilliant! Both photo and subject.

September 1, 2007 at 6:43 AM  
Blogger Peter F said...

This is impact. A very good shot!

September 1, 2007 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

The most original photo of the theme day ... In reading your comments I see, from Sally, that this sort of statement is common in LA ... I guess I have missed the obvious protest sign because personally this is the first "stop war" sign I have seen ... In Greenville the form of protest is normally a peace rally

September 1, 2007 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger alice said...

A great way to illustrate our Theme Day.

September 1, 2007 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

denton - WEST LA! there's a diffeence between ;iberal, middle class West LA and much of the rest of LA!!!

September 1, 2007 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Ann (MobayDP) said...

I agree with Peter. It really does impact the viewer. Great take on the Theme Day.

September 1, 2007 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger slinger said...

Nice photo.

Sadly more vandalism that you and the rest of us tax payers will ultimately pay for to get cleaned up. This trend went through my neighborhood several times now. I'm curious how much extra I'm paying to have the spray paint removed or the sign replaced. There are better ways to get a message across than this.

September 1, 2007 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger soosha_q said...

Excellant photo!

soosha_q/STLdailyphoto

September 1, 2007 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Excellent and greeat message!

September 1, 2007 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I've seen some of these around Joplin, mostly of the "Stop Bush" variety. Great shot!

September 1, 2007 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

A perfect sign in my book! Great choice for today, and wonderful shot! Having it in Black and White is very effective.
-Kim

September 1, 2007 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Rambling Round said...

I think I would just ignore the graffiti and STOP before going through the fence!

September 1, 2007 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Gail's Man said...

What can one say. The photo says it all.

September 1, 2007 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The black and white is far more dramatic than it would be in colour. Good capture.

September 1, 2007 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

The dripping effect of "War" is very pronounced and surely reminds all who sees it of the blood spilled.

September 1, 2007 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Neva said...

and that pretty much describes the sentiment on that war.....sigh. nice shot.

September 2, 2007 at 6:08 PM  
Blogger NorthBayPhoto said...

Great photo. I always wonder why some people think that just because you want to stop the war means you don't support the troops.

The decision to go to war and continue the war is a political decision and doesn't mean that you are supporting the troops either.

September 4, 2007 at 10:16 AM  

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