Thursday, April 27, 2006

Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces.

...Everybody has the right to go by public transport. Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street, not full of railings, signs and rubbish. (Richard Rogers)

So at the bottom of the street is a school. It's where I vote.

This is the other way. At the very top, which you can't see, is the park I walk to (when I walk--um, the last time was April 1.)

I zoomed for this shot: it's Western Pennsylvania Construction Season. Too bad I didn't get pictures a few weeks ago that said "Street Closed."

The bane of my existence. You get a ticket that is $15 unless you don't pay it on time and then it goes up incrementally. And as you see in the next picture, the streets aren't necessarily clean:

Why the 10 of spades? Do you like the texture of the road?

I had such lofty goals...I'm out of milk, so I was going to walk (ha! have you met me? when was the last time I walked?) to the gas station which has a convienience store and take the camera with for lovely pictures of my street.

But then I woke up, and it was already 8:45. So I read my email, posted about Richard Nixon and his secret marriage to Diana, (Princess of Wales), trolled a few other blogs to see what *their* streets looked like, fixed a tortilla with cheese (tasty!) and went downstairs for a few pix.

Blogger is not agreeing with my goal, though. I just got a "this page cannot be displayed." Ah, Ellen is on.


blackbird said...

your street is pretty!
even with the ten of spades.

I completely forgot that I took a picture of the actual pavement of my street and forgot to post it!

MsCellania said...

You could show me Pittsburgh streets all day long. I spent summers there when I was young. Had some of the best times of my young life there! Cousins that lived on Bellaire, University, can't remember the other streets. And the cobblestone streets! The Hills! The bakeries and shops!

Steel town sure cleaned up nice.

Sarah Louise said...

Have you read Annie Dillard's An American Childhood? I think it's time for me to re-read it!

Joke said...

Everyone also has the right to go in their car at top speed without someone with a radar gun wrecking their fun.


Was I projecting again?


Sarah Louise said...

Um. As long as you're not endangering the lives of your passengers or pedestrians...

I hear it's not an issue in Montana or on the Autobahn...

jak said...

I like your street and the photo of the pavement is cool.

I've been to Erie..

BabelBabe said...

there were cards all over yesterday - we found most of the spade suite on the way to the coffee shop!

I was going to post *just* a photo of the concrete but decided NOT to be a msart ass. How unlike me.