September 28, 2009

He doesn't use a phone booth anymore

About ten minutes away from our house, there is a street corner that used to be notorious for purse-snatching. The robber was on a scooter and had victimized several people, including a friend of ours. Because of this, the barangay decided to put a security outpost on the corner. I have never actually seen a security guard posted there since it was finished, but neither have I heard about new purse-snatching incidents. I think the gaudiness of the outpost was enough to turn even the thief away.

security outpost

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27 comments:

Don and Krise said...

That is funny! It looks like a child's playhouse. What thief would want to be seen there?

Olivier said...

la maison de Superman ;o))

James said...

It's a bird, it's a plane it's a very odd and cool shot. Good one Hilda. :)

Gunn White said...

FUN and UNIQUE!:-)

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Hilda! I missed your Blog so much! And your post really amused me! Grabe!

It has been 7 months of absence in the Blogging world! Well, I know it was quite a while and it was hard to miss all your blogs but it was quite worth all of it because we passed our Undergraduate Thesis! My group's proposed Network Based Payroll with Biometrics timekeeping system was accepted! I am now a legitimate part of BSCS Batch 2010! So Happy!

Hope you still remember me! God Bless you and wait, I really hope you are all Ok from the flood! Bumaha sa ami pero hangang legs lang. Nagrabe jan sa Manila right? Hope you're all Ok there!

Steven^^

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I sure think that this structure is too bright and colourful for a dark person of a thief.

B SQUARED said...

Just the mere suggestion of Superman usually does the trick.

arabesque said...

haha, think the superman logo scared them a bit. ^0^

Jacob said...

Cute shot. I can see why the bad guy got scared away - I mean, who wants to tangle with Superman?

Steve Harris said...

It certainly adds a blast of color to the street, if nothing else. The Superman flag is a nice touch.

The Media here are reporting that there has been quite a storm blowing through your part of the world. I hope you, and your beautiful city stay safe!

the donG said...

hahaha... future or past?

George said...

Since phone booths have virtually disappeared, I wondered what Clark Kent used. Now I know. What a fun post.

Lois said...

That is a cute little building, even if it is gaudy! I have been worried about you Hilda. The news reports here are saying that 80% of Manila is flooded. I was glad to see your comment on my blog. Stay safe!

Cezar and Léia said...

of course the super man is around!
LOL

Like Lois said , I also saw the news about Manila yesterday, I hope everything is better today!
Take care dear Hilda!
Léia

jackie_freeman said...

I love the stories that accompany your photos! Thanks also for visiting my site and being one of the first to comment :)

Halcyon said...

I love the fact that they've put a superman logo on there. That's sure to keep the riffraff out!

I also like the term "waiting shed." It's quite descriptive!

Frank said...

The Superman guard post is wonderful Just hilarious but if it works who's laughing, right.

The world is still watching, holding our breath, worried about Manila and your country. 80% of Manila got flooded?? Horrible. So sad so many people lost their life. Is the water beginning to drain off?

marley said...

Its good to know at least the building did its job! Love the Superman logo!

Layrayski said...

who would;ve thought, no? Hehe cool superman logo.

Vogon Poet said...

With that logo no human presence is needed. Really a very odd shot!

ellievellie said...

I see - Superman - wish he was real and saving people when they need him. I heard in the news about the disaster! We pray!

Per Stromsjo said...

Effective crime prevention, apparently! As long as it works, I'm all for unconventional methods.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

I've been unable to comment for ages due to other commitments, but seeing the images of the flood on TV yesterday got me thinking of you straight away - I hope you and your loved ones are safe - take care xx

Jackie

Tricia said...

There's a Superman 'S' sign - Maybe he was scared away by the thought that Superman would get him! hehehe

I'm hearing a lot about the flooding there in Manila - Hope you & your family are safe!

Lisa Wilson said...

That is odd! I've never seen the Superman logo in green, either.

Kaori said...

That superman sign is very cool :D

Steffe said...

Glad it worked!