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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Glutton

Glutton is seriously needed. Trying to find a rubbish bin in London is harder than trying to find a needle in a haystack. The bins disappeared when fears of bombs were at a red alert. Trouble is they have never reappeared.

27 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Great colors and composition. My daughters would fight over this pink colored machine! Yesterday "Beach alert" photo was super cute! Bravo!

jenny2write said...

Nice picture. I think the solution is to stick by the machine at all times;-)

Karine said...

What a fun shot! We've got similar machines in Montreal, only you can sit in ours. Probably so they can be used in all weather types of weather...even in the dead of winter at -20 degrees celcius!

MARIA GRAZIA said...

Funny pic but serious matter. You are right, I found it nearly impossible to get rid of litter while walking in London last April. Of course I took it with me back to the hotel ...!

Babzy said...

Without rubbish bins are the street in london dirtier ??? Great machine !

Ivy said...

This has to be the most fashionable street clearer ever invented.

Ribbon said...

it was difficult to find a bin there 30yrs ago

great photo

best wishes
Ribbon

Becky said...

Well, if you take away something because you're scared, putting them back because nothing happened doesn't make much sense. Kind of like the swine flu thing. We all freaked out and started using hand sanitizer, washing our hands 12 times a day, staying away from sneezers and coughers, and ran to the doctor when we got the sniffles. When the media stopped caring, we all let down our guard...and now we've got a spike in the swine flu again. If we're scared of something to begin with, we can't just heighten awareness for a few days/months/years and then make everything go back to normal. At least not completely.

But I have to say...no trash cans sounds incredibly obnoxious. This job doesn't seem particularly glamourous, either. Well, maybe at first, but not for a long term thing.

JM said...

Glutton looks so cool! It seems to be part of a cartoon! :-)

/t. said...

i want
a shop vac
just like glutton

/t.

Hans said...

The risk of terror have existed for thousands of years. Why not just continue our lives as usual, without walking around being scared all the time?

Here Under the Rainbow said...

I agree with Hans. The terrorists won when they succeed in having us change the way we live, reducing us to live in fear.

Your blog is a favorite of mine. I have been making a daily stop to get my dose of London. I learn so much from the captions. Keep up the great work, and I hope you win the 2009 Award.

Winnie M said...

The bins were removed in London and, I think, other cities in England, a long, long time ago since the IRA loved to chuck bombs in them. They had only recently returned to the streets when the bombings happened.

Asta said...

I love the picture-:) I think the machine is kina cute actually....

Rolf said...

This photo reminds me
I have some vacuum cleaning to do

WhatKathyDid said...

You can always find a nook for a bomb. Bring back bins! Love the pic.

marley said...

This could have been a caption competition too! Something about Dysons new cleaner etc...

Don't think I've ever seen anything like this before.

I'd love a London photo and one of Reading too if you like! Cheers :)

Gretchen said...

Whoa! It's like the size of small car...

Tammy said...

What a funny picture. I've never seen one of these. It is unfortunate that the bin's had to go though but what a treat to see this coming down the street.

Tammy said...

What a funny picture. I've never seen one of these. It is unfortunate that the bin's had to go though but what a treat to see this coming down the street.

Tammy said...

What a funny picture. I've never seen one of these. It is unfortunate that the bin's had to go though but what a treat to see this coming down the street.

Tammy said...

What a funny picture. I've never seen one of these. It is unfortunate that the bin's had to go though but what a treat to see this coming down the street.

kanmuri said...

We have the same problem here in Japan. But here people take their trash home, they rarely litter.

The Lone Beader said...

We have rubbish bins everywhere here, and people still litter. It is sad really.

Shoeaddict329 said...

London is my favorite city that I've never been to, and your pictures just keep showing me why!! Your blog is my favorite one, and I check it daily, so thanks for constantly posting amazing pictures!!You've inspired to me create my own photo blog next week while I'm visiting my sister in New York.

Peter said...

Try with plastic bags, as in Paris! Not as nice-looking as the traditional one, but ... !

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great photo...
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