THE COB CHALLENGE – TRAFFIC!

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2016 WEEK 28


Reason number 1 we rarely go to Boston

Reason number 1 we rarely go to Boston

Another reason for staying home!

Another reason for staying home!

I should never have looked up as we went under the overpass. Yikes! We need to repair some bridges.

One more!

One more!

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I think this might be a good spot for cell phone reception.

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Categories: Art and special effects, Cars and Trucks, cee's photo challenge, Photography, Roads, Traffic, Transportation, Travel

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  1. I like your last photo with all the towers. Wonderful photos this week Marilyn. 😀

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  2. It’s the classic case of getting nowhere fast.
    Leslie

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  3. While it is no doubt a chore to get there, Boston is a great city. Except of course for the Bruins!!!!

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  4. If you don’t know what lane you need to be in, you don’t belong there.
    I was supposed to go to Boston last winter for surgery, and when it was strongly suggested that Boston was “the only place” the referrer trusted for it, I said, well, Ill take my chances with what’s available here in NH. He shrugged and sent me to Dartmouth Hitchcock. Much better.
    It’s hard to comprehend, when you’re familiar with a city and the highways leading into it, how terrifying a place like Boston can be to the unfamiliar.

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    • Well, yeah. It’s not just the traffic. It’s also those lunatic DRIVERS. Holy Mackeral! When I first came to Boston I seriously asked a friend if there were different laws in Boston than other cities. People just … do … whatever they feel like. For that matter, so do the pedestrians. Garry’s favorite all-time bumper sticker was “So many pedestrians, so little time.”

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    • Judy, my inner serial killer personality threatens to morph when I’m on the road these days. I can’t take it anymore!!

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      • oh I agree. There is an attitude that goes along with it and it starts the minute I hit 495 or 128. I seize up, the drivers grip their steering wheels, and the games begin.

        When I was a kid we lived in Brookline for a few years, and the city itself was gentler. My mother thought nothing of driving all over the place there, (she grew up in Medford), but we preferred the subway. At 12 I suspect I’d have been allowed off the leash and been encouraged to learn the routes myself if we’d stayed there.

        I love Boston, just not navigating it alone.

        My birth mother used to work in Boston as a salesgirl, and she developed that road rage attitude, one hand out the winda, gesturing…as to laws–er. what laws? You mean they have rules?

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        • Judy, we may be looking back with those rose colored glasses but I think not. I used to ENJOY driving, especially during my convertible days. Marilyn suggests there were fewer cars on the road and drivers were more civil. Maybe.
          I ask Marilyn to play CDs when my inner demons begin to rise and the traffic isn’t moving. The music does somewhat sooth my soul if not the traffic and drivers.

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  5. Try driving home in just one lane! I’m always amazed how I go 10 miles averaging 30mph, then it goes to two lanes and it’s like all the traffic has mysteriously been beamed away somewhere…
    With that much traffic it’s a good job you’ve got a whole bunch of lanes!

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    • Locally, one or two — or my favorite, one and a half — is standard. Everywhere else, there are ROADS. Just like yours, but driving on the other side. With crazy people at the wheel. Locally, it’s the super slow drivers that make Garry truly nuts. I think if we had a big enough car, he’d ram them.

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