Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This week I am going to look at San Francisco Streetcars. Red ones naturally.

Birmingham, Alabama, PCC Car, 1077, built in 1947. This car’s exterior commemorates Birmingham, Alabama, which operated PCC streetcars from 1947 to 1953. When streetcars were a new technology, around the turn of the 20th Century, it was common for systems to be owned by the local electric utility.


Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. PCC Car, 1007, built in 1948. This car commemorates Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Co. (PST)–the ‘Red Arrow’ lines serving Philly’s western suburbs–which ran interurban cars with some PCC features from 1949 to 1982.

If you want to learn more about San Francisco’s historic streetcars and cable cars then please visit the Market Street Railway Museum.

Do you have any red transportation?

Life in Colour

To find out more about this year’s photo challenge here on Travel Words, please read this post.

This month we will be looking for red. One of the primary colours, red often indicates danger. It is pure energy, loud, demanding to be seen. Think of a red ladybird, a red rose, autumn leaves and a sunset. Passion. A heart.

A thimbleful
of red
is redder than
a bucketful”

~Henri Matisse

Possibly one of the easiest colours to notice – what unusual reds do you have to share?

Seeing Red

the National Museum of Australia, Canberra

This photo was taken of my son and eldest granddaughter just over five years ago when I visited her home town of Canberra. We spent the day visiting several of the capital city’s many free museums and galleries of which this was a favourite of mine. I found it particularly amusing that Miki was wearing a T-shirt with the logo “Offspring” on it. And had red hair at the time!

(This could also be a bonus square for Becky – Slatted-light or filtered-light be OK?)

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #81 | Red