-----Street Lights With Style
|FTLComm - Winnipeg - July 6, 1999|
|The only time we pay attention to street lights is to see what
colour they are, right! But every so often we come across some thing just a little
more interesting. For those of you who have never driven around Winnipeg there are
some surprises waiting for you as you will see in Winnipeg street light combinations
I have never seen anywhere else. The quirky combinations seem a part of a prairie
city that is half a step out of sync with the rest of the world. On several intersections
Winnipeg street light planners have included red lights in combination with a green
arrow. No one I know has been able to explain this apparent contradiction but the
reaction to this conflicting signal is to step on the gas peddle.
This picture was taken yesterday a few blocks from the Manitoba legislature building just South of Portage avenue in the centre of the downtown area and I was impressed with the street light holders. This impressive attempt to make the utilitarian street lights and signal lights look more pleasing and I like the look.