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Photo essay - Traffic control cabinets

How often do we miss the art and beauty all around us, either because we weren't expecting it, or because we are otherwise consumed with the mundane?

When I set out to photograph the traffic control cabinets around our town I hadn't noticed any more than 3 or 4 until I looked for them.  Neither did I realise that we have very few controlled intersections.  Instead we have round-about after round-about - something that a visitor pointed out to us years ago but we were so used to that it didn't register until today.

These cabinets have been in for a while now so aren't all pristine and fresh, but the sentiment of making the functional beautiful still stands. 

Which ones have you seen?  What is your favourite?


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