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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

April Theme Day - Yellow

London seems to have every street dug up at the moment. A lot is repairing/replacing the Victorian water pipes. Thames Water began this project in 2002. Scheduled to finish in 2010, however they now tell us it is going to take 30 years to complete.

Of course, as always, click here to view thumbnails for all participants in this theme day.

21 comments:

Sally said...

That's a massive infrastructure project - good ecomonic stimulus too.
Sydney Daily Photo

Monsal Varga said...

You always seem to find something original to comply with the theme of the moment, be it "skywatching" or whatever.

I find that a remarkable example of intelligence, besides creativity of course.

B Squared said...

30 years? won't it be time to start over again?

Jilly said...

Really love the composition of this photograph and so many different shades of yellow. 30 years! Sounds right...

Ineke said...

haha 30 yrs and i though our city council was rubbish.
great catch for theme day!

Nat@London Calling said...

They seem to have been digging the roads up round here since 2002 - and they show no signs of being finished!

Shantaram said...

Oh no, I was thinking of coming over for the Olympics... but not if they haven't replaced the pipes by then ;)

So many yellows!

DaveM said...

I wonder if they'll last as long as the original ones?

marley said...

I had a bit of yellow roadworks in mine today! Nice choice :)

alice said...

Love the angle you've chosen!

Bob Crowe said...

Hi, Mo. Good yellow public works, taking three times longer than promised. As signs on these projects in the US sometimes say, your tax dollars at work. Hope you all aren't being too disrupted by the G 20 meeting.

To answer your question, the little things in my theme day picture are strips of yellow pepper. There shapes have been modified in Photoshop. But use your imagination.

Babooshka said...

This reminds me of a toy called a Tonka toy truck he had for years. Tough as old boots. Those roadworkers are obvioulsy on Manx time if it's going to take 30 years.

lunarossa said...

This is super! I'd never thought of such a shot in a million years! Posted out the book yesterday, hope you'll get it soon. Ciao. A.

Ham said...

Street digging always gets worse running up to April as Councils try to spend the money they have before the end of the year.

Teresa said...

i guess like in america, construction work takes forever to complete in england too haha.

love your photos, by the way! keep up the good work!

Denton said...

Your stimulus money will create even more construction sites (smile).

lavenderlady said...

Well, it's a great photo, but 30 years? I'm sure it is necessary, but that is a long time.

Julie said...

Cities are constantly regenerating themselves to the discomfort of the current inhabitants. Imagine the discomfort of the rebuilding after the Great Fire or the Blitz.

magiceye said...

feels like reading some news about mumbai! :)
a great shot!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent yellow composition. i like the strength of the scene

JM said...

Great composition! Very cool indeed!

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