Pedestrian crossing must be clearly visible and it is therefore natural that graphical elements abound around them. Lines an colours, everything that contributes to the immediate identification of the passage also contribute to the visual and photographic interests.

Across the years I have photographed several, with different cameras, digital and film based. The following is a sample, and most can be bought on iStockphoto.com.

Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8
Tynemouth, Northeastern England, just before the evening
Tynemouth, Northeastern England, just before the evening
Confusion of road signs, Durham, England, at an unmarked pedestrian crossing. Durham, England Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon 80/2.8 PS, Ilford Delta 3200
Confusion of road signs, Durham, England, at an unmarked pedestrian crossing. Durham, England
Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon 80/2.8 PS, Ilford Delta 3200
Via Mazzini, Pisa Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI-S 50/1.2
Via Mazzini, Pisa
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI-S 50/1.2
Stormy night. Hastings, England.  Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AF-D 50/1.4
Stormy night. Hastings, England.
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AF-D 50/1.4
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8
Typical English Walk/Don't walk sign, photographed in Durham at dusk. It is called "Puffin crossing" Tilted lens and selective focus.
Typical English Walk/Don’t walk sign, photographed in Durham at dusk. It is called “Puffin crossing” Tilted lens and selective focus.
an insignificant moment of some insignificant citizens insignificant life - I was there Fuji S3
an insignificant moment of some insignificant citizens insignificant life – I was there
Fuji S3
Fuji S3, Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5~4.5 (one of the worst lenses I've ever used, yet...)
Fuji S3, Nikon AF Zoom Nikkor 35-135mm f/3.5~4.5 (one of the worst lenses I’ve ever used, yet…)
Pedestrian crossing with yellow light (absolute priority to pedestrians) and part of the red "C" indicating charging zone. Photographed in Durham, England
Pedestrian crossing with yellow light (absolute priority to pedestrians) and part of the red “C” indicating charging zone. Photographed in Durham, England
Crossing to the sea. Going to the sea. New "puffin" pedestrian crossing. Seen in Hastings, with a direction sign for Brighton, England.
Crossing to the sea. Going to the sea. New “puffin” pedestrian crossing. Seen in Hastings, with a direction sign for Brighton, England.
There are several types of pedestrian crossings on the British roads; this is a "puffin crossing", photographed in Whitley Bay, Northeastern England. Kodak Professional Tri-X 400;  Nikkor UD 20/3.5 adapted onto Canon EOS 1n
There are several types of pedestrian crossings on the British roads; this is a “puffin crossing”, photographed in Whitley Bay, Northeastern England. Kodak Professional Tri-X 400;
Nikkor UD 20/3.5 adapted onto Canon EOS 1n
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8
Nikon FM2n, Nikkor AI 24/2.8