I had a chance to photograph these traffic light poles yesterday after my clicking stint for our unit's (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) first year anniversary celebration on February 8, 2010 ( click HERE to read my post about it).
Anyways, moving on to my post for today, these traffic light poles are so unique (that's my personal opinion). I've been to the other emirates of UAE, from the highly urbanized Dubai to the northern emirates Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain, but I have never seen such beautiful and artsy traffic light poles like what we have here in Al Ain.
These shots were taken in Khalifa Street. Last year, the roundabout in this area was removed and these traffic lights were installed after the road was reconstructed. If my memory serves me right, four roundabouts were removed. Hmmm, okay let me think...2 roundabouts in Khalifa street, one in Al Ain Town center (Shaikha Salama Roundabout) and one in...in...in...ah! can't remember the name of the street!
Anyway, here are some of my shots. Please click the images to enlarge.
Roads are being monitored by traffic radars. The white object is the radar and camera.
Edited as of September 12, 2012: The white objects attached to the traffic light poles are not radars, according to Rodger from Al Ain Town Planning Department, those are cameras used to monitor the traffic situations on each lane. Please see comments below. Thank you Rodger.
That's all folks. This my entry for Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer. Thank you Susan.