Wednesday, October 17, 2007

commute photo essay - exit #3, the last stretch

So from the last post, after turning right through the gate of the bikeway, that road merges with traffic coming off the Yongfu Bridge (永福大橋) after about 200 meters, and then after maybe another 200 meters the road reaches this T-intersection. This lomo doesn't capture the moving jungle of morning traffic, but this is a rolling shot, and I'm not about to pull out a lomo if the traffic is particularly hairy. Ordinarily the amount of traffic usually doesn't bother me, but the fumes do, and since I end up hitting two red lights in this stretch, sitting in an invisible cloud of motor scooter exhaust, it's become a route to avoid.

At the T, I turn left and make a quick right.

This is at the end of the quick right, the second traffic light, and on this morning, I actually got both green lights for the first and only time. So this is another rolling shot. Normally I'd be at a stand still in the midst of choking poisonous gas. But of course I got green lights, since really what I wanted was to get the red lights to be able to shoot the glut of motorscooters at the red lights. The Taida campus is across this street, Roosevelt Boulevard, on the right. While the motor traffic veers left to continue on the road across the intersection, I get out of the stream of traffic to the right, to the relative safety of campus. Emphasis on the "relative".

iTunes soundtrack:
1. The Lamia (Genesis)
2. White Sun (Takeshi Yamaguchi)
3. Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats ("Cats")
4. Prince of the Punks (live) (The Kinks)
5. Cherry (Spitz)
6. Disconnect (20 Minute Loop)
7. Satellite (Dave Matthews Band)
8. Ein Deutches Requiem, VII. Selig Sind Die Toten (Brahms)
9. Kazet (Mahlathini & the Mahotella Queens)
10. Free Four (Pink Floyd)

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