Do we really pay attention to which way everything goes? I think we are so automatic in our routines we have no idea what we see. That is why I enjoy the Which Way challenge.
This challenge sets out a broad set of criteria:
- Roads: gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges
- Indoor walkways: hallways, aisles, people movers
- Outdoor walks: sidewalks, paths, trails
- Stairs, elevators, escalators, or steps: indoors, outdoors
- Railway tracks, monorails, ski lifts
- Runways and starmacs
- Ferry’s, canals and lochs
- Parking lots, private driveways
- Signs of any kind: directional, informational, store signs, wind vanes
- Maps that are posted as signs
I live in a small town in a mid-size county in Virginia. But I am sure the amount of asphalt within and surrounding Washington, D.C. could easily exceed all of the same in and around my home.
Getting around the interior spaces of the United States capital is much easier when you ride the Metrorail system. Even on Tuesday night after watching the fireworks on the National Mall when the car was more like a sardine can it was still better than walking.
I saw the option that follows during our trip to Chicago two years ago. This particular iteration is called the Capital Bike Exchange. You can join for a small fee and rent bikes each day to make your journey less taxing.
My last which way hearkens back quite a while to the kind of transportation before the first motorized vehicle of the late nineteenth century. What began as a nice breezy ride ultimately turned into a monsoon filled laughter fest.
Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – 07/07/17