The photos I have chosen are for this theme: Uses of roads.
This is a hearing truck, the technician has a Ear clinic inside and visits schools. It was parked on the road, and I went to check it out and spoke with the technician.
In New Zealand, there are a lot of trailers. All you need is a tow bar at the back of your car, and you can tow them.
You can protest at road junctions for maximum effect, if you stand near to a school. This father led his kids to protest a cell phone tower from being built near his house and Pt Chevalier school where I work.
Kudos to these young mums, in the middle of winter, they push their pushchairs with their young ones.
Because Auckland is an earthquake area, before you build houses, you need to drill the ground to check the soil condition.
I love big trucks. This truck delivered brand new furniture to our new school buildings.
Roads are good advertising medium. You don't have to pay anything. Just employ someone willing to stand in the freezing cold and heavy traffic.
Inner city Auckland has no place for the horse. We don't have the Royal Canadian Mounties. You have to go to the outskirts to ride you horse on the road. This poor horse just looks pretty advertising for Chevalier Company which makes all the paraphernalia for the horse. My school Pt Chevalier school is in Pt Chevalier Suburb. Pt Chevalier or Pt Chev comes from Captain G.R. Chevalier, a musketry instructor during the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s.
"Member Voice" for August 13th - Roads and Pathways
Our theme for August 13th is "Roads and Pathways" by Lena aka SOL. And I just realized it is Friday the 13th! That only counts if you are superstitious I guess.....
In Lena's words:
"Roads and pathways can vary greatly from place to place. They are a great way to really highlight one's town or city. Also, roads and pathways have metaphorical value. So much of life is a journey and we are always "on the road" to something. Additionally, there is the mystery of what is at the end of that road or pathway; what is next. Also, I Iove perspective shots and have seen some amazing ones from FSO members, so I look forward to seeing more!!"
In my last year of high school, I did Robert Frost's poems. I like "Two Roads meet", and it is also the only poem I remembered in that book. In my interview for FSO, I quoted this poem. As I reflect my life, I have traveled to many parts of the world, and done many things. This poem just seems to describe my life almost to a T.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Thank you to all of you who read and left cool comments on my FSO interview.