ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our EIGHTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "N".
Neon signs-if you live in any kind of urban environment, these are everywhere. So much so that we hardly give them a thought. Personally, I think that often they take on an art form of their own.
OK, so you might care if neon is the second most lightest inert gas. It is one of the six noble gases: they are all odorless, colorless, monatomic gases, with very low chemical reactivity. The six noble gases that occur naturally are helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive radon (Rn) (from Wikipedia). It is also the second lightest noble gas right after helium.
Neon signs that actually use the noble gas of neon are the ones that are reddish orange. The other colors are obtained from other gases and fluorescent. However, we all refer to this genre of signs as neon signs. At any rate, I love them!
Sylvia might recognize many of these signs as I took them when I was in Seattle in 2007. You can always find lots of neon signs in downtown anywhere.
I love this one.
If you can't find the restrooms with THIS sign, then you are outta luck! ; )
Fresh fish doesn't get any fresher at Pike's Fish Market
If you're seeing double, then perhaps it's time for a checkup!
And when you pick up your lunch, you might want a Kirin
to wash it down with (well,not me, but maybe you!).
This one was taken in Port Townsend as was the first one called "Sirens"
And, as we head into Easter week, I thought this one was a
good one to end this series of illumination with!