02/02/2009

sand storm, burning waste, genius - language school! hiekkamyrsky, roskien polttoa tienvarsilla sekä neroutta - kielikoulu!

Last Friday we drove here & there, did some shopping...
here are few pics from that 'trip'...

Viime perjaina ajelimme sinne tänne & kävimme ostoksilla...
tässä muutamia kuvia tuolta 'reissulta'...



Here under the bridge, by the filthy 'river', locals sell & buy chicken etc.
(they pluck the animals in front of the client...)

Täällä sillan alla, saastaisen 'joen' kupeessa, paikalliset myyvät & ostavat kanoja ym.
(kynivät eläimet asiakkaan odottaessa...)











need a plant?
tarvitsetko viherkasvin?


this happens everywhere - waste, also toxic, is burned by the side of the roads...
everywhere - and you can smell it!

tätä tapahtuu joka puolella - roskia, myös myrkyllisiä, poltetaan tienvarsilla...
joka puolella - ja sen haistaa!








this is so genius - language school!
hienoa, että on edes jotain nerokasta - kielikoulu!



rubbish everywhere... i wonder how he's doing - with one shoe!
roskia kaikkialla... mietin miten miehellä menee yksikenkäisenä!



sand storm...
hiekkamyrsky...











not enough burning the waste & sand storm -
most of the cars pollute the air too...
ei riitä roskien poltto eikä hiekkamyrskyt -
suurin osa autoista saastuttaa myös...




traffic jam, jam, jam...
you need a lot of extra time to be on time...
liikenneruuhka, ruuhka, ruuhka...
tarvitset paljon ylimääräistä aikaa ollaksesi perillä ajoissa...
after sand storm...
näin paljon hiekkaa kertyi tuulen mukana tällä kertaa...

we comforted ourselves with tasty strawberries...
lohduttauduimme maukkailla mansikoilla...

How was your Friday?/weekend?
Millainen perjantai/viikonloppu sinulla oli?

5 comments:

  1. These photos (except for the strawberries!) are distressing to view...but I am glad you posted them...its a strong reminder of the growing problem of waste management in most urban centers.

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  2. This certainly is not Finland. My husband still wonders sometimes why I carry some candypaper with me to home - instead why not just throw it out of the car window...

    But in some way recycling is better because most of the Egyptian people can't afford to buy new item when old one breaks. They go and repair it. In Finland you have to have every year new mobile phone or even two and the latest fast PC etc.

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  3. Except for the river and the toxic waste burning it is exactly like Kuwait.
    The chicken "market" reminds me of Korea though.

    And in Kuwait you found a bunch of single shoes. I always wondered,....

    Cool collection :)

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  4. Really interesting photos. It reminds me of India. They burn garbage too. If you go on a winter evening, your eyes will burn like anything.

    PS: I owe you an email:)

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  5. Hi all!
    My heart beats 100x faster than normally when I see all the xxx around here.

    Why people don't care about their surrounding?

    Here in the compound they take care more of their cars than all the xxx what is around them...

    It's so sad, nobody cares...

    It takes generations and lots of education, changing habits, attitudes etc. before big changes happens...

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