Sunday, October 4, 2009

Afternoon Walk

I like roaming the deserted streets in the early Sunday afternoon, it is one of the few quiet moments in a noisy city. You could even see (or imagine) strange things around, like a baby scooter watching his elders with some kind of envy.Lurking in a corner of a square still full of wreckage, a heartless machine patiently awaits the moment to crush and destroy again.Not far, in the same square, an excavatress motherly cuddles her cute baby bulldozer.At last, coming home, you may find at your front door a shining treasure pile of golden scaffolding couplers.

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27 comments:

Gunn White said...

Ha-ha !:-)
Your shots and comments are great!:-)

Will you be out again this Sunday morning?
I hope you find many new and interesting things to take photos of.

Per Stromsjo said...

Such a treasure upon returning from an eventful expedition like this! I love the baby bulldozer.

brattcat said...

What an eye you've got! And what a sharp sense of humor!

otautahi outrospective said...

Love that baby scooter shot...cute!

Cezar and Léia said...

Man...You are really talent to write and pic up different point of view by ordinary life!
Great post dear friend!
Léia

Nori のりだす said...

(↑) I thought so!!
I like to buy his nice camera, too!!

cieldequimper said...

Fantastic. The two babies are my favourites. Have a great walk today!

nobu said...

Mine in the city...

I like that lovely scooter.

Leif Hagen said...

Tell us the truth . . . did you try the little green tricycle?

Loved the "mother/daughter bulldozer" photo - awww!

amatamari© said...

Ma che foto particolari!!!
:-)
La prima è per me assolutamente la più simpatica: bravo!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a strange walk! Very different than walking here! I love that first one.

Carletta said...

Loved the walk and your thoughts - nice shots.
I love the first one - it's priceless. :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shots !! Nice post !!

Ilse said...

Touching commentaries on commonplace occurrences.

Asta said...

Hi there,

LOL-:) Love your shots and your comments. Great post-:)

Have a great Sunday!

Best regards
Asta

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Your first shot is super! LOL. Great image.

Thom said...

Thank you for stopping by my playground. I really appreciate it. I love the commentary and the 1st photo is excellent. Thanks for sharing :)

Tinsie said...

Haha I love the scooter story, but the bulldozer one is even better :-)

tapirgal said...

I made a post for you explaining more about the reflections and showing the ships in situ: http://sheryltodd.blogspot.com/2009/09/mysteries-and-reflections.html

And I just love your post from today! It's so funny, and your eye caught some most unusual themes. It's fantastic!!!

Andreea said...

I also like to stroll my city on Sundays afternoon. This way I can take photographs of buildings without cars blocking the view, photographs of store windows without having to explain the owners that I don't work for their competition or without being told by some overzealous guard that I'm not allowed to take pictures in some spot (which of course, according to the law is perfectly ok). Nice finds here.

Stine in Ontario said...

You have a wonderful imagination! This post made me smile from ear to ear!

Jacob said...

Great fun! What a good eye you have...that first shot if priceless! The rest are kinda messy!

Tash said...

the 1st photo is so funny
so is the baby buldozer
the last one is unbelievable.

Hilda said...

I have to hand it to you, making such messy everyday scenes so funny! Love the baby scooter and bulldozer especially.

Julie said...

mmm ... just my sort of post, VP. Contrary to the general comment, I particularly liked the final image. That is a very large pile of scaffolding couplers.

Wonderful post: both images and text.

Steffe said...

What a great group of photos. I like the destroyer on the second photo.

Daily Chicago Photo said...

Love these all! I really like the demolition scenes. Have a "salvage" site I want to photograph but haven't gotten over there when they've been working yet.