August 1, 2008

Caged

Says a lot about a neighborhood when you have to place electricity meters in a padlocked metal cage. STUCK IN TRAFFIC SERIES #4

electricity meters in a padlocked metal cage

13 comments:

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

A-ha! That's a nice one for theme day!

Josy said...

Man! That IS pretty sad.

On the bright side, the metalwork is a cheery shade of yellow.

...Well, it's kind of a faded mustard yellow, which isn't the cheeriest shade of yellow there is. But at least it's cheerier than gray. :)

(Neat selection for the theme!)

Layrayski said...

excellent commentary and photo selection Hilda. A bit sad, but as you said, it says a lot...

Olivier said...

on dirait presque une sculpture.

Louis la Vache said...

Indeed, it says a lot. Despite all our comforts and conveniences, we aren't so very civilized....

You asked if these were storm clouds. "Louis" thanks you for your concern, but not to worry, Hilda. It's just a thick blanket of fog!

Hilda said...

LOL on the yellow, Josy!

And I didn't even know what the theme was until I posted the photo and started visiting. I keep forgetting to check the forum and join. Bad, bad memory…

Priyanka Khot said...

Nice photo! and a very very good idea... hehehe with metre thefts so common in Delhi, I could mint money if I switch business.. hahahah

Happy August! :-)

Jilly said...

This would have worked well for Theme Day. No matter, it's a very interesting photo. Sad indeed they have to be caged.

USelaine said...

Yes, as Josy points out, look at as an opportunity for art, when it comes down to it.

JM said...

Very peculiar but unfortunatelly understoodable...

Thank you, Hilda, for the 'praying hands' tree tip! :-)

Louis la Vache said...

Hilda - about the fog on San Francisco Bay. Often it is high as in the Sky Watch image rather than hanging close to the ground as you might expect. "Louis" et Mme. la Vache live on the 14th floor. Sometimes they have to shut the balcony door as the fog will roll right in to their living room!

melanie said...

L'électricité en cage : ce n'est pas très beau mais c'est un bon témoignage de la réalité. C'est vrai qu'avec un peu de ciel bleu et quelques petits nuages blancs cela aurait fait une réalité plus souriante !

babooshka said...

This is a shocking. I forget living on an island what life can be like elsewhere. The uk mainland in parts would be even closer guarded. Excellent observation on the theme.