There is nothing like a casual trip across town–in this case late afternoon on June 7, 2011– for opportunistic photo ops.
This has always been the case, but this time there was a special twist.
Lost and alone in Petaluma’s urban wilderness…a baby stroller perched on top of a building at Water Street & Petaluma Blvd. in downtown Petaluma…
Over the years I have photographed many an unusual piece of discarded wheeled manual transport–shopping carts to be sure, but also hospital gurneys, baby strollers and wheel chairs. But a stroller on top of a building was a first. There are many possible captions for this scene…but I, of course, could not possibly comment.
Turning now to regularly abandoned means of transport…our forlorn and forgotten shopping carts.*
Nicely and neatly placed at the corner of East Washington & Sonoma Mountain next to the St. James Community Garden…
*NOTE–I am not about to reinstate my ancient campaign against shopping carts. The gaggle of carts by St. James was just too hard to resist. On the plus side, this scene did not contain any carts from Safeway or Raley’s. Their cart control systems seem to be working. There are, however quite a few other “cart” stores in P-Town.
For those who are morbidly curious about the shopping cart phenom go to>> PETSHOPCART