Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Skyline With Recycling Center

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I'm sticking with the gritty urban theme today. Like many American cities, it is not unusual here to see to see down-and-out people carrying huge plastic sacks or pushing shopping carts full of aluminum cans. This is where they go. There is a little building on the lot under the sign where the metal is weighed and a small amount of cash paid. Just another part of the urban economy.

For the locals, this is on Chouteau between Grand and Compton.

TOMORROW: Thursday Arch Series.

8 comments:

lewi14 said...

Wonderful B&W photo, Bob. It's suitable for the motive. By the way: I have given you an award! Please stop by my blog (stuttgart-daily-photo.blogspot.com) to receive it. Greetings.

Olivier said...

superbe b&w et une bonne leçon : comment mettre en valeur les fils électriques

Olivier said...

c'est bizarre car au Top Of The Rock, j'ai jamais fait la queue, par contre a l'empire state building, oui. Ce que j'aime au TOR c'est qu'il y a rarement la foule en haut, donc on a le temps de prendre des photos

Bibi said...

Excellent bw photo and story, too. Now I am wondering where the gypsy recyclers here take their metal and paper. Must find out....and photograph...

brattcat said...

excellent entry in the 'gritty urban' category.

Virginia said...

Can Man, you gotta love it. Gotta run and finish the ark. B'ham may wash on out in the Gulf of Mexico today! Glub glub

Carolyn said...

I'll bet every town has a location like this. Recycling definitely keeps our streets cleaner.

A CDP meet up would be fun. Can you email the schedule for your trip? My computer won't cooperate with your email link. Grrr.

Louis la Vache said...

Gritty Urban is right! Recycling. Chain link fence. Wires. Poles. Old building, perhaps no longer used in the background. Mottled sky. B&W. This image has it all!