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Welcome to PA -Stop - Larry Holmes - Silly Tuesday

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 6 December 2011 in Cityscape & Urban.

Here, at the foot of what is known as "The Free Bridge" in Easton, PA, is the assemblage of signs that welcomes people driving or walking westward across the bridge from Phillipsburg, NJ to Easton, PA. The Delaware River serves as the border between the two States. Larry Holmes, the famed former Heavyweight Boxer, hails from Easton and he still lives here. A very popular guy, he owns a restaurant and has a TV show. This conglomeration of signs, along with the red hand (which tells pedestrians NOT to cross the street right now!) struck me as a rather funny combination of messages.

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Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great shot Denny! That is a hard hitting street name too! I hope you and your family are doing great and you get some good time off for the Holidays!

6 Dec 2011 6:09am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Love the juxtaposition you've captured Denny.

6 Dec 2011 6:49am

@Bill Brown: Thanks Bill - it was just something that struck me ;-) All the best!

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent combination of paradoxes.

6 Dec 2011 7:37am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you so much Gerard..I really love your work!!

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great spot Denny, I like the idea of walkers being prevented from entering PA by the red hand.

6 Dec 2011 7:46am

@Richard: Must keep the "riff raff" out! Thank you sir :-)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great composition of signs

6 Dec 2011 10:44am

@Christine: Thanks Christine - Something about them just struck me ;-)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

yeah, do NOT cross right now or Larry Holmes will stick ya with that famous jab of his... ha ha : nice one, Denny!

6 Dec 2011 12:13pm

@Rick: A jab to end all jabs....I saw one of those "Then and Now" shots of him and, as usual with Heavyweight boxers, old Larry has put on a few kilometres..but he is a well-liked guy around the area here..Thanks for checking in my friend ;-)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot Denny. Long live irony. Happy ST.

6 Dec 2011 12:31pm

@Williams: Absolutely - Thanks so much Paul..loved your shot today!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great street shot, love the signs and the trees in the background that dropped their foliage, well seen.

6 Dec 2011 2:04pm

@RBL: Thank you very much, Ruthie! It is great to hear from you ;-)...

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Of course one could read this as "Welcome to Pennsylvania and be sure to stop by Larry Holmes Restaurant." Happy ST!

6 Dec 2011 6:00pm

@Steven: Of course one could ;-)..Thanks for stopping by, Steven ;-)

skarlet from kerman, Iran

Beautiful composition!

6 Dec 2011 7:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Maybe it's all a sign of the times. Happy Silly Tuesday, Denny.

6 Dec 2011 8:17pm

@B. Thomas: Yah, like Mr T. "You better stop, Sucka, before I punch you out...!"

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great captured. very nice composition. wonderful framing.

6 Dec 2011 9:19pm

@Lena: Hi Lena - Thank you very much ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

this IS funny and very contradictory ... welcome, but stop (i.e. stay where you are ... ;-))
well spotted and taken, denny !!!

6 Dec 2011 9:21pm

@franz: Quite contradictory...maybe that is why it caught my eye ..crazy! Hey, I LOVE that car, Franz...very cool ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A great capture! Happy ST!

7 Dec 2011 12:39am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Welcome but STOP! Ha, Happy ST, Denny. Great selection.

7 Dec 2011 2:14am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I agree ... an eye-catching combination of signs ... well sighted and captured!

8 Dec 2011 12:30pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ha ha, that's funny!

8 Dec 2011 4:33pm

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welcome