Thursday, June 07, 2018

Sweeper

Andy | Thursday, June 07, 2018 | Best Blogger Tips
The first time I ever saw security bars on shop windows was the mid 1970's, Times Square, New York City. At that time it was unheard of in Canada. It did not take long for for Canadians to catch up.

22 comments:

  1. Nice in B&W Andy. What is that complex piping crane in the right corner. Never seen here.

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    1. I am guessing it is a water supply pipe.

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    2. Wonder what is happening in winter when the water frees.

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    3. My second guess was natural gas pipe.

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    4. Monochrome was a good choice, it adds the the vintage feel. I'm pretty sure that is natural gas, the round device at the top is a regulator. That would never fly with today's building code - much to easy to knock it and cause a leak :-(

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  2. ...oh great, you guys are catching up with us!

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  3. That is sad to have those bars, I haven't seen them here very often. Maybe only at night.

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  4. A good day announces then it is necessary to make the clean entrance for the customers. I like the bw for this photo

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  5. Must have a high opinion of the goods in there, looks like second hand junk to me

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  6. Love the contrast of this fella's hair in b&w. My first guess was gas line and meter.

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  7. a great, thought provoking picture!!! i love it in black and white!!!

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  8. Bars just seem to make a business look unsafe to me.

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  9. Looks like a gas pipe to me. But I don't know anything. Glad to see the gentleman trying to keep the place clean but it appears to be a difficult and unending job.

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  10. Magnifica escena de la vida en el mundo real

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  11. IT is sad that the bars are needed, but the result makes for a great image. The sweeper seems quite intent on something that he's about to send flying with his broom. And yes, I agree: A gas line.

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  12. It is a gas pipe. I have the same one coming into my place. That looks like a really old shop, Andy!

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  13. Black and white suits this place well, Andy.

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  14. Times used to be simpler...didn't they? Sad to see the bars.

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  15. Excellent capture of a person cleaning.
    Not many shops have bars down here - but a few towns within Australia do especially up north where there are more Aboriginals..speaks for itself I expect.

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  16. Sigh. I hate it for all of us but...you've made the most of it here, Andy, in this street scene!

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  17. Looks like an interesting shop! Antiques, knick knacks?

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  18. Good choice to render this in black and white.

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