Friday, March 27, 2009

Canary Car Disposal. . .

Having spent a week on the Canary Island of Tenerife in 1994, I can attest with these photos that at that time they had a little bit of a problem with wrecked car disposal. Every time I turned around there was another car cadaver in view, many were badly mangled. I had to wonder what was causing so many wrecks on such a small island ? Was it due to tourists partying too heavily before heading back to their hotels ? Was it local people drinking too heavily to forget about all the tourists ? I can only hope the island has been cleared up a little since I was there. May have to go back one of these days to do a check up visit. . . could use a little sun. . .
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3 comments:

Jrosa said...

Good work! We need to show the ugly side of sleeping mankind. Canary Islands deserves another people. You are fighting with your camera by our planet.

Owen Phillips said...

Hi Jose, thanks very much... sort of like the Beauty and the Beast story, I often find or "see" beauty, both aesthetic and philosophical, in some of the ugly, darker side of life, and automobiles that have come to the end of their lives, sometimes violently, sometimes just by being abandoned in the woods, have always grabbed my attention... If you know of any in Portugal, please feel free to send me some, or post on your blog ...

Adrian LaRoque said...

Yes Owen, indeed you may be right!
In same European countries, especially Mediterranean, there are still some propensity for drinking and driving. Good shot!