Sunday, January 3, 2010

Waiting

 
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I was waiting at a red light on North Monroe Street near the Tallahassee Mall when this guy crossed the street right in front of me. He was carrying the cross on his shoulder until he had to stop to wait for traffic so he could continue on his way.

17 comments:

PAK said...

Cross on the wheels! :) Great!

Kate said...

What an unusual scene, cowboy hat, backpack and larger than life cross! Great capture.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I have to wonder when I see things like this.

Leif Hagen said...

It's not EASTER time yet, what was he doing??

Small City Scenes said...

Is he the man carrying the Cross across the country? Tell him Jesus never had a wheel.

I really like your reflections shot. Excellent. MB

Clytie said...

How interesting. I wonder if he will be hanging out until Easter ... there used to be a guy in Colorado Springs who did the same. I don't know if he is still there or not.

Halcyon said...

Strange sight!

Manang Kim said...

Love this picture..I see that the cross has one wheel which is good thing he doesn't have to drag the long cross to where ever he is going. Hope he is warm at this time of season.

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Darla said...

I have seen him before...

mbkatc230 said...

Boy, I bet that made you do a double take! What an unusual sight, great presence of mind to snap the picture. Is your daughter a band director in Tallahassee? I have a good friend who lives there, son is in high school band and daughter is in middle school band. I think Ben goes to Leon HS? Wouldn't it be funny if she was his director? Cait will be student teaching this semester and graduating in May. Hoping for a band director job somewhere in Central Texas (fingers crossed). Have a great day! Kathy

tapirgal said...

Strange. . . .

Bonnie Bonsai said...

You're a quick snapper Lois (photographer..now that is just my word..:))
but it makes an interesting subject for your photography today!

Tash said...

Glad you were quick with your shutter. I thought same as Darla that we have seen him before...unbelievably - like he walked from one blog to another!! He's come a ways from Pensacola. http://dailypensacolaphoto.blogspot.com/2009/11/walk-walk-sunday.html
I wonder if he's seen the light (sorry, very bad pun).

Paula said...

Lois, Tash sent me over here and you're not going to believe this...I photographed the same man here in Pensacola!

http://dailypensacolaphoto.blogspot.com/2009/11/walk-walk-sunday.html

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I too noticed the practicality and incongruity of the wheel.

Steffe said...

That's weird.

Lisa Wilson said...

Ditto Small City Scenes! There was a guy in Montrose one summer when a cross like that and we always wanted to tell him that Jesus didn't have wheels. Later I heard the guy had back problems and had surgery, so I'm glad we didn't shout that at him.