Friday, June 22, 2012

Photo-finish Friday: airship

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


  1. Looks like a salmon swimming up there to me.

  2. I'd love to have a chance to ride in one of them!

  3. The German passenger ship, Hindenburg. which burned up at Lakehurst, NJ, in 1937, was the largest airship ever built, being 803.8 feet long and 135.1 feet wide. (see more at, the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, Inc.)