Monday, August 17, 2009

We'll Leave the Light on For Ya, But Don't Park Here

We'll Leave the Light on For Ya, But Don't Park Here

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This made an odd silhouette as I was coming from a sheltered portion of Post Alley into the light. I realized the sharp spiky things were to keep pigeons from roosting. I had never noticed it before (maybe because I'm short and don't look up enough :-) ). It was fun to see that lamp light against a blue daylight sky. Hope you are having a good Monday!

13 comments:

Steffe said...

That will teach the birds!

Never seen a lamp like that before.

Paty said...

i never saw this! anyway, you gto a great composition with this photo

B SQUARED said...

Never seen that deterrent before. Looks pretty drastic but effective.

brattcat said...

So glad you looked up, Kim. This is new to me, too, and the composition really works.

Ed Aust said...

Looks like a porcupine.

carolyn said...

Oh Kim, on a workday after a too-late worknight, this gave me a giggle, colorful bright morning lift. thanks!
p.s. I'm quite familiar with those spikes, as my university has installed them all over the window ledges outside my office. an improvement over pigeon nests and pigeon poop.

Bob Crowe said...

I'm sure passers-by like the pigeon busters. I'm seen them a lot here, in Chicago and New York on window sills, gutters, that sort of thing.

Don and Krise said...

We noticed and posted a photo of some similar spikes on the parking lot lights downtown here recently. I pity the poor bird that tries to land on those.

Maya said...

Hah! Great title!

Jilly said...

Such an impressive image. Really comes out of the portal and hits you. I had to see what those spikes were too and now I know and what a good idea.

Bibi said...

Hi, Kim. I've actually seen quite a few of these around Seattle (I'm taller!) There are some down on the waterfront, and they've even got the spikeys on some railings somewhere; can't recall. Ow.

Ming the Merciless said...

I absolutely love the colors and subject of this photo. It looks like a piece in an art gallery.

Good job, Kim.

glovin said...

Looks pretty drastic but effective Such an impressive image Never seen that deterrent before

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