Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Connected Plastic Trash Cans

Last summer I saw about thirty trash cans stacked on top of each other against an old building in Philadelphia. It looked like someone cut out all of the bottoms to make a chute to get rid of trash and debris on the upper floors.

27 comments:

  1. It's looking like a loooong snake climbing along the façade.. Brrrr!

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  2. Breathtaking!I feel that I could climb this wall! :)
    Léia

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  3. I say, "unbelievable!" What a photo op this was!

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  4. Strong viewpoint and really good b&w tones.

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  5. To answer to your question: yes, Geneva is not so far from where I live. (around 4/5 hours with a car). To go there, I cross Northern Italy, it's shorter for me. But it's not the prettiest city of Switzerland.(my opinion!)
    Cities like Lucerne, Lausanne,Bern and many others are much more beautyful.

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  6. That was an impressive pile of trash cans! Cool shot.

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  7. James, great shot. Wonderful composition and beautiful treatment.

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  8. Wow! Another great photo James.

    were the bottom of the cans in a dumpster or somthing like that?

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  9. Every time I think you've taken your best picture...you take another!
    Quite a creative way to get rid of the rubbish.
    ☼ Sunny

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  10. Very cool perspective and creative thinker whoever needed to clear out the upper level. I wonder how much all those trash cans costed him.

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  11. How creative that is. What a photo my friend. The B&W that you are doing on your blog here is just stunning. I love it so much :) Thank you :)

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  12. This photo is wonderful. I love the texture. great find!

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  13. Great picture, and it is really a pretty good idea, isn't it?

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  14. That is a great idea but whoever made the long "tunnel" must have had to buy in bulk!

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  15. James,
    There's going to be an original "Photography" based bit of bling for you at my site in the morning. Hope you like it!

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  16. Love the vanishing point, perspective, linear elements, and textures in this one. I guess is true what they say, "Necessity is the mother of invention." Great urban shot!

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  17. trashcans or not (and how weird), great shot.

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  18. It's ingenious, and you also turned it into a great photo.

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  19. Great photo, super blog. This way of disposing of waste on a building site is very common in the UK, they are normally bright red!
    The wall textures are very interesting in this shot.

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  20. An art way of looking at real life ingenuity, James. Nice capture and perfect for black and white.

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  21. superbe et avec le noir et blanc,quel poids !

    bon w end

    http://unephotounsouvenir.blogspot.com/

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  22. Hi James, the perspective has impressed me very much. The plastic trash cans are like a snake, compliments

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  23. What a hoot - and photo op!
    Great find, James!

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  24. This is very interesting structure.
    Right "SOMETHING SIGHTED"!!

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  25. Great perspective James. Love it!

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