Sunday, June 1, 2014

Song-ography June 1




Here's a new fun meme to join! You'll Shoot Your Eye Out rules are:

1.  Would be kinda cool if you would link back to my blog somewhere...ANYWHERE
2.  Would be kinda cool if you "followed" me.  Not to the bathroom or anything creepy...just here in blog-land.
3.  Please link up using your permalink URL.
4.  Photos MAY or MAY NOT be recently taken.  Heck, sometimes you might see a song title and think "I ALREADY have an amaaaaaaazing photograph for that song title!"  No reason you shouldn't use it.  Amazing is amazing regardless of when it's taken, right?
5.  Would be kinda cool if you'd visit some of the other participants and leave a kind word or two.  I'm from Philly, and you KNOW we have a rep for being the kindest and friendliest peeps in the world :)
6.  You may have one photo,  or drop a photo bomb of photos in your link up post.  Just please make sure your photo(s) are an interpretation of the song title for the week. 
7.  Link-up will be available beginning Sunday mornings.
8.  Tell lots, and LOTS of your blogging friends so I don't feel like I'm sitting at the school lunch table all by myself on Sunday morning.  I don't want to be a "Lonesome Loser" and have to post a photo about it.Got it?  Sunday, link up, song titles, photographs that are interpretations, a mash up I'm calling Song-ography, be there...YO.



"Keep On Walking"

Corner of Bay and Bloor in Toronto has an "all way" crossing for pedestrians.



A pedestrian scramble, also known as an 'X' Crossing (UK), diagonal crossing (US), scramble intersection (Canada), and, more poetically, a Barnes Dance, is a pedestrian crossing system that stops all vehicular traffic and allows pedestrians to cross an intersection in every direction, including diagonally, at the same time.

It was first used in Canada and the United States in the late 1940s though it has since fallen out of favour with traffic engineers in the United States, as it prioritizes flow of pedestrians over flow of car traffic. The benefits in terms of pedestrian amenity and safety have led to new examples being installed in many countries in recent years.

4 comments:

  1. As a city dweller, I love these types of intersections!

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  2. I have heard of the scramble. I've passed near that intersection the last time I was in Toronto, but not right there.

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  3. "Barnes Dance"....love that! I've never even heard it referred to as a "scramble intersection" before....but it would be a fun place to park myself with my camera to see what I could capture. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography....I learned something new today :)

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  4. I had never heard of that, but it's quite interesting! I can see how it would be much safer in areas with a large number of pedestrians.

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