It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a dirigible. I snapped this on a calm winter day in downtown LA a few months ago. Dirigibles make for a playful change from the constant traffic of big airliners gliding overhead to LAX. When you can hear them above the sound of the traffic, they make a soft, purring noise.
Stopping in a crosswalk to take this pic, I irritated the impatient driver of a Hummer, who honked at me to get out of the way so he could make a left turn. Such is the life of a pedestrian in the city of motorists on the brink of road rage.
Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.
Coming up: Saturday music, Charley Pride