Wednesday, September 06, 2006

An ordinary day in the city














Circular quay 8:30 am. You step off the ferry and walk to work while having a look at the paper you just bought. You read that Steve Irwin will be getting a state funeral. He is described as a passionate conservationist. There are photos of him mucking around with crocodiles. You reflect on how remote from the wild side of Australia your daily city life is. Round the corner, you buy your cappuccino, which comes in a foam cup. In Sydney alone, fifteen thousand of those are thrown away every day. But you don't think about it. It's just an ordinary day in the city.

11 comments:

John said...

Very good point Nathalie. Why can't we learn!?

bv said...

Nathalie, I notice that your blog in English attracts far more comments than the one posted in French.

Go figure...

kris said...

bring our own themal mugs is the way to go!

Nathalie said...

Yes, bringing your own mug is the way to go. But how long will it take?

Irredento Urbanita said...

I was caught by the geometry of your image and the tree that invades it. With a human presence that doesn't realize of the details of life.

Greetings from perú

Norman said...

Irwin being suggested for a State Funeral exemplifies the way we have trivialised life in this country. Our students' maths abilities may have many struggling to work out the lowest common denominator, but we've certainly mastered it when it comes to our approach to society.

Marie McC said...

Nice catch. I like the zigzags.

Rudy Girón said...

Nathalie, this photo is fabulous. I enjoy the man walking over the zigzag patterns floor and the tree "watching" the whole scene and you watching everything. The caption is very good.

Chad Oneil said...

Great Image!

Rajesh Dangi said...

nice capture, like the pattern, motion and the perspective...

Jing said...

I like this one very much!!
:D
Nathalie, you caught a good moment!
hm... I think it gives me another good scene when I saw it!!