I’ve chosen to begin my I-Spy challenge by focusing on the In the Street edition, which turns out to be rather simple. I don’t know what I expected from such in volume but it does appear to be rather simple to find traffic lights, satellite dishes, railings and other street furniture.
Nevertheless, I will do as I said and complete the book before moving on to one of the more challenging I-Spy editions. I will allow you to follow my progress by listing the items I have found on this blog and will include photographs on my Tumblr page. I can’t promise that I will take a picture of everything that I see, but in some cases I will search Yahoo images and use photographs from there. For example, I’m not going to stand in the street taking photos of a Baby in a Buggy – I’d be arrested before you know it.
Items I’ve seen so far include:
Traffic Lights (5)
Tactile Paving (5)
Speed Bump (5)
Belisha Beacon (10 but double with answer to question)
Zebra Crossing (10)
Road Works (10)
Double Yellow Lines (5)
TV Aerial (10)
Satellite Dish (10 for black)
Pub Sign (5)
Big Ice Cream (10)
Shopping Trolley (10)
All in all, this means I have got 150 points so far. In order to receive a certificate I must reach 1000 points.
The question I needed to answer in relation to the Belisha Beacon was as follows:
Who gave his name to these lights?
My answer is that they were named after Leslie Hore-Belisha (1893–1957), the Minister of Transport who in 1934 added beacons to pedestrian crossings, marked by large metal studs in the road surface.
You learn something new every day…