Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sundaystills: The Open Road

Tonight, I met a man from Zimbawe. He looked like Willie Nelson, with his beard and long hair. The song On the Road again kept ringing in my ear. But this Willie Nelson lookalike doesn't sing, and is in fact a respectable barrister. Here's my shots, sometimes, I want to snap a certain photo, but the car has gone to fast, and my driver tells me it it too late.



Caught in action, a telecom technician with his face looking down a hole in the road repairing some cables.



In New Zealand, where labour is relatively expensive, the council uses machines to sweep and vaccum the roads.



Metal bollards like these are found in some shop fronts mainly to prevent cars from parking too near to the entrance. In some cases, they prevent cars from deliberately crashing into the store and rob them. A friend who is a chemist had been robbed a few times.



The bus stops have ad shells which earns the city council money. The trouble with them as they are temptation objects to young hoodlums who shoot BB guns to break them. Their kind of fun had landed some elderly defenseless man and women in hospital.


Little cars are used as mobile advertisements. Sometimes they go in doubles, and in this case, four cars were used to promote a health drink.



Toilets are very useful especially when you are on the road a long time. When you need to go, you need to go. You don't mind if it is one hundred years old.



Up on the roof was a wheel advertising exactly what kind of business the proprietor was involved in.



When you have walked or run a long distance, perhaps after biking, here is a comfy chair to sit on.



Do cows pay road tax? Whether they do or not, it is to your interests to stop when they cross the road. In certain countries, if you run down an animal or chicken, the whole village will come after you with sticks and stones.



Here at a very busy round around junction in Auckland is a Chinese Restaurant. It is a very old one, and the food isn't recommended, unless you go to the European Chop Suey or Chow Mein. You know, the supposedly Chinese food which are not served in China.

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21 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Interesting things you see there while out driving around, Ann. I liked that old stone potty building...and that bright yellow couch.

~Lisa
New Mexico, USA

Carroll Baker said...

Great photos!

WildBlack said...

Very nice shots! I like the comfy chair :) Cool things to lookout for while on the road.

Patty said...

I love eclectic photos. You have a great eye. I want to sit on that couch. Thanks for a great tour.

theegggather said...

Ann, love your photos. I've always had this thing about old toilets, that one is very unique.
Good job.

SandyCarlson said...

Those are some interesting sights along the way. I like your sense of humor.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

my oh my.. that was very fun..love the yellow couch!!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very enjoyable post Ann. I love the 100 years old toilet. And a comfy seat to sit on after miles of long walk? Why not?

We have the same problem here about shop car crashing and I was amused about being chased by sticks and stones.

Entertaining Ann!

Tammy said...

I enjoy seeing the pics from other countries & the stories of what they are. Very nice!

thecrazysheeplady said...

These are great, fun shots. Well done!

Ed said...

Cool shots, The Yaris's are starting to become popular here in the U.S. too..:-)

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Ann for the scenic tour! Lovely to live in New Zealand!

gigi said...

I love you view of open road :)

Sherri said...

Very nice submission.

dibear said...

Really nice job. It is interesting to see scenes from the other side of the world. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very interesting shots! I love your view of things! :)

moresecretwhispers said...

nice work ann :)

Butler and Bagman said...

I just found your blog...love the colorful smart cars...Will follow you.

CTG Ponies said...

Excellent! Thanks for the peek into your world.

M.Kate said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour Ann..ah, who can't spot a Chinese restaurant! with it's red arches..bet it's red too inside :D Did you say hi for me..this Willie Nelson lookalike...its been ages since I saw the real one :P

It's going to be a Ramadhan feast here..puasa has started :D

Jama said...

I remembered once , on our way to Mt Cook, we had to stop to let the many many sheeps crossing the road! the kids were actually thrilled because that's the first time they saw sheeps that many!