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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Men at Work # 21

There's major road works taking place near where I live. At first it was the impressive machinery that caught my attention. Some of it looks as though it should be in a quarry not on London streets. Once I decided to take a few pictures and engaged in conversation with the crew I gained a new respect for what these guys actually do. They're working nights so as to reduce the disruption to us all, generally 12hr shifts. Tight deadlines.
This machine is controlled by 2 men. It chops up the road surface which gets loaded into trucks and taken away to be recycled.

3 comments:

Angie said...

Nice to see they also use a wooden rule - just to check!! Well done lads.

Sharon said...

I like this shot. It made me think of the time I took my dad to London. We were walking down a street and suddenly he wasn't beside me. I looked back and he was having a conversation with some street works chaps about how they were using a torch to dry the pavemenet before they painted some stripes. My dad was always interested in the details.

Ivy/Anna said...

You always get some interesting little tidbit to share.

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