Saturday, September 1, 2007

September Theme Day-Street Signs and Street Lights


Every weekend, we drive around the area just looking at the everyday things that make up the city in which we live. And, no matter how many times we may drive down a certain street, we always see something new. This month's theme day - Street Signs and Street Lights - caused me to look at the mundane street light. Some in this city are bare white bulbs hanging from a pole. Others have large, tin shades over them. Some are round, while others are oval. Most are plain, but some are quite ornate.

We found this street light on a relatively new street in the exclusive Belle Meade area of Nashville. The developer is building a number of three-story, Federal-style homes on land across from a golf course and the historic Cheekwood mansion. The street lights are black, wrought iron, and the light reflects through oak (above) and maple trees, as well as crepe myrtles. These lights emit a soft, sepia glow to the area and add to the nostalgic feel that the homes evoke.

You can check out the street signs and street lights of photo bloggers all over the world by clicking the links below! Please note that because of the time differences, some of the blogs may not be updated to theme day when you click on them.

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

10 comments:

Sally said...

That's very beautful.

Carol E. said...

Beautiful photo! It makes the leaves look translucent.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

What a delightful composition. Those street lights must be very pretty during the day as well.

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Lavenderlady said...

Wow! I love the light and the leaves...very fall.

Jilly said...

Superby photo. So beautiful. I so agree with you - isn't it interesting how a theme makes us really look around us to find it. Well you found a great shot.

Denton said...

Very good photo. I especially like the color ... You are right about City Daily Photo blogging opening one's eyes. You see and appreciate the mundane. And make some wonderful discoveries along the way.

Kate said...

The lamp fairly glows!

Neva said...

What a beautiful view...

lv2scpbk said...

Wonderful lighting on this photo.

Gwen said...

Hi Chris,
the light really intensified the yellow glow, nice theme day photo! About the Freedom Tower, the second floor is supposed to have been converted into a museum but I think development was stalled at some point..it is a beautiful building..when i took pics there were companies working in there on different floors with security, it wasn't open to the public and I had to ask permission from one of the companies to be allowed to take photos.