Saturday, September 1, 2007

theme day: street lights and signs


"Landing", plane landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport, flying over the 14th Street Bridge complex, framed by trees on the GW Parkway. (Click for larger image)


Lots of other blogs are participating in this month's theme day--visit a few:
Seattle (WA), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Singapore, Singapore - Boston (MA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Mainz, Germany - Evry, France - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Nottingham, UK - Toulouse, France - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Manila, Philippines - Mumbai, India - Montpellier, France - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Stayton (OR), USA - Moscow, Russia - Paris, France - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Austin (TX), USA - Lyon, France - Stockholm, Sweden - Hyde, UK - Hong Kong, China - Joplin (MO), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Chandler (AZ), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Anderson (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Villigen, Switzerland - Sydney, Australia - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - San Diego (CA), USA - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Nelson, New Zealand - Quincy (MA), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Bend (OR), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - New Orleans (LA), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Detroit (MI), USA - Saigon, Vietnam - Selma (AL), USA - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Miami (FL), USA - Arradon, France - Sheki, Azerbaijan - New York City (NY), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - North Bay (ON), Canada - Melbourne, Australia - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Tenerife, Spain - Auckland, New Zealand - Forks (WA), USA - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Chateaubriant, France - Madison (WI), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Orlando (FL), USA - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Ajaccio, France - Baltimore (MD), USA - Crepy-en-Valois, France - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Budapest, Hungary - Lyon, France - Saarbrücken, Germany - Adelaide (SA), Australia - Le Guilvinec, France - River Falls (WI), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Naples (FL), USA - London, UK - La Antigua, Guatemala - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Montréal (QC), Canada - Paris, France - San Diego (CA), USA - Trujillo, Peru - Haninge, Sweden - Prague, Czech Republic - Oslo, Norway - Grenoble, France - Shanghai, China - Toronto (ON), Canada - Durban, South Africa - Zurich, Switzerland - Cape Town, South Africa - Singapore, Singapore - Torino, Italy - Flagstaff (AZ), USA

12 comments:

Marie said...

Oh la la busy streets and busy sky!

Yesterday there were two fires in the "garrigue" near where I live. We had "canadairs" flying over the building for a large part of the afternoon. That was very impressive. So I guess having such a big plane over your head when you are driving must be scary.

Kate said...

It's difficult to get aircraft. Looks like it's landing in the street!

Z said...

Since its renovation, National Airport is one of the prettiest I've been to in the US -- in a way it's sad that not a lot of people get to see it.

I drove on the GW Parkway many times when I lived in Maryland. Thanks for the memories...

BTW, about your comment on my Villigen blog: you could chose your hike depending on how long you wanted to be out. With the amazing bus connections here, it's also possible to hike to a destination and then take the bus back home. So cool!

Lavenderlady said...

Good catch! Action all around.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

How cool to get the airplane right on that spot! Not and easy thing to do. :)

Denton said...

Sharp photo of a landing plane along with a very busy street. And sure enough a street sign.

jelvistar said...

Did you have to wait very long to get this shot? Great capture.

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Ann (MobayDP) said...

Great shot! We have a street similar to this in Montego Bay. The planes take off and fly right over it.
Many years ago though, there was a roadway right under where the planes would come in to land. Every time a plane would land traffic had to be closed off apparently because it was too dangerous. So many years ago they diverted that traffic to a new road. The old road is now a "dead end" and as it is by the beach, people usually go down there in the evenings with their kids to watch the planes come in.

You do get used to seeing the under belly of planes after a while :-D

Blue Wave 707 said...

I've seen shots of planes landing at DCA, where it looks like the landing gear could graze the tops of buses and trucks. Cool rush hour photo!

Felicia said...

Great catch!Wow, the plane comes so close!

Sunkyoung said...

It seems so great to me that you can see airplanes landing and taking off so closely.

Thank you for your visit the other day. Have a nice weekend!

Neva said...

Very busy photo....love that you got the plane!!