Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Somebody must have hit the bottle!


"Funny" scene I witnessed today near my home, by pure chance. One of the trucks that collects used glass lost its load on the pavement! Needless to say that it caused a huge traffic jam. I grabbed my camera and took several shots including this one that shows a pretty cool scene (even though it was not really cool for the poor guys who drove the truck).  

16 comments:

  1. oh not a good day for the workers, cars, pedestrians or animals...

    just wondering what those red things are in the sky, ? balloons. hopefully everything is cleaned up and nobody was hurt or got a flat tire.

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  2. That is the dirtiest a street has ever looked there. You have the street cleaners who clean up twice a day. Nothing like pride of place.

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  3. What a mess! That is going to be very hard to clean up enough that all of the glass shards are gone. There will be lots of flat tires in that area over the coming weeks.

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  4. What a mess until the brigade can whisk it away. Love the Tenin viewpoint!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  5. All this glass reminds me of a village in the jungle that was ruled by a family of kings for centuries. The people lived in grass huts and the king's family lived in a large grass house in the middle of the village. The last king was a kind man and a good leader for his people. He had one strange desire: he loved to have a new throne every day. His royal throne maker created a new work of art from exotic wood every day. Each morning, the throne from the day before was removed and stowed in the attic of the king's big grass house. After several years, the weight of all the thrones was too much and the house collapsed, killing the royal family. A great tragedy.

    The moral of the story is: people who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

    (My French friends will have to ask their American friends about this.)

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  6. WOW! My husband had a similar accident like this in his younger years when he drove a Pepsi truck and delivered drinks. After they loaded his truck (two sides) with drinks he left and forgot to tie down the sides. Needless to say as he approached one of the busiest intersections coming into the city he turned a corner and dropped his entire load, both side in the middle of the intersection. To say it was one gigantic mess with broken glass and Pepsi products everywhere was an understatement. Besides the traffic jam it caused, he had to sweep up his own mess. He didn't have to pay for it because they told him that all new drivers did this very same thing one time and never did it again! Ha

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  7. Good one, Jeff :-)

    Cool photo -- but I'd rather not be driving, biking, or walking around there for a while.

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  8. Great shot but I wouldn't want to be driving or walking around there for a while.

    Tomate Farcie

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  9. Well., you can't make eggs without breaking the omelette.
    Something like that, anyway....

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  10. That looks bad. Very bad. But it made for a good photo-op!

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  11. I love the photo and I admire your talent to catch the moment by chance. Is it because that you were there that the bottles are broken or is it because the bottles were about to break that you were there ... I know the question sounds silly because there is no answer but in any case, you have a real ability to capture moments of chance. This is probably a state of mind where you are, in mind for photo opportunities. It's a bit like when I look for a parking place in my neighborhood. If I did not mind this quest, I would have no place available. But as I seek, I find!
    It's also said like for luck. Ability against the elements would result in luck.
    Funny to see the balloons off V-shaped opposed to the violence of broken and sharp glass ends. Funny to observe this photo and to think you were part of the scene yesterday and I'm part of the comment box today. Love it!

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  12. The "famous Tenin perspective" is perfect for this one, Eric! And I love the bouquet of red balloons in the background. The whole thing is so well captured—bravo!

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  13. @Anne "just wondering what those red things are in the sky, ?" They are Christmas decorations ;-)

    @PHX "That is the dirtiest a street has ever looked there." It did not last; they cleaned right away in fact.

    @Genie "Love the Tenin viewpoint!" Merci Genie!

    @Jeff "people who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones." I must confess I don't get it! (But Nadege does!)

    @Kristie "To say it was one gigantic mess with broken glass and Pepsi products everywhere was an understatement." The mess of a new generation?!

    @Cn "This is probably a state of mind where you are, in mind for photo opportunities" No, it's just plain luck! ;-)






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