Thursday, February 01, 2007

No ice cream? That's annoying!


Today 1st February is a Theme Day for city bloggers around the world and this time the theme is What annoys you most in your city. Well what really annoyed me in Sydney was the day we got such a dreadful heat wave that even the ice-cream truck started to melt. OK it only happened once last year, but I found it sooo annoying not to have access to a refreshing ice-cream when it was so hot! Besides, it was really disgusting to see all that plastic and ice-cream melting together on the beach; yuk! And it took weeks before the council finally removed the mess!

Aujourd'hui 1er février est un jour à thème pour les bloggeurs de City Daily Photo et cette fois-ci le thème est : Ce qui vous énerve le plus dans votre ville.
Eh bien moi ce que j'ai trouvé le plus pénible à Sydney c'était le jour où on a eu une telle canicule que même le camion du marchand de glaces a fondu. Ce n'est arrivé qu'une fois c'est vrai mais par cette chaleur, ne pas avoir accès à une glace bien fraîche, c'était insupportable ! En plus, tout ce plastique fondu mélangé à la glace dégoulinant sur la plage, c'était dégoûtant. Et les services de la mairie ont mis des semaines à tout enlever !


OK, OK, you guessed that this installation was part of Sculpture by the Sea? What you're still missing here is the sound: the heat-distorted music of the ice cream truck - hilarious!

OK, OK, vous aurez compris que ceci était une installation faisant partie de Sculpture by the Sea? Ce qui vous manque encore, c'est le son : la petite musique du marchand de glaces distordue par la chaleur, hilarant !

See other annoying things around the world:
Voir d'autres choses énervantes dans le monde :
1 (Porto (Portugal) ) -2 (Stayton, OR (USA) ) -3 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) -4 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -5 (Greenville, SC (USA) ) -6 (Dubai (U.A.E.) ) -7 (Evry (France) ) -8 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -9 (London (UK) ) -10 (Sequim, WA (USA) ) -11 (Buenos Aires, (Argentina) ) -12 (Seattle, WA (USA) ) -13 (Minneapolis, MN (USA) ) -14 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -15 (Joplin , MO (USA) ) -16 (Nelson, New Zealand ) -17 (Milano, Italy ) -18 (Singapore (KeropokMan) ) -19 (La Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala) ) -20 (Nottingham UK ) -21 (Singapore by Zannnie (Singapore) ) -22 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -23 (Not Strictly Seattle, ) -24 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -25 (Vantaa (Finland) ) -26 (Hyde (UK) ) -27 (Madrid by Dsole (Spain) ) -28 (Oulu (Finland) ) -29 (Saarbr?cken (Germany) ) -30 (St. Paul [Carol] ) -31 (Sydney (Australia) ) -32 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -33 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -34 (Trujillo (Peru) ) -35 (Shanghai (China) ) -36 (Rotterdam (NL) ) -37 (Chicago, IL (USA) ) -38 (Nice, (France) ) -39 (Naples, Florida (USA) ) -40 (Hong Kong ) -41 (Santa Clara, CA (USA) ) -42 (Quito, Ecuador (South America) ) -43 (Cottage Grove, MN (USA) ) -44 (Paris, (France) ) -45 (Manila (Philippines) ) -46 (Brussels (Belgium) ) -47 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -48 (Newcastle upon Tyne(England) ) -

36 comments:

Terra-Vecchia said...

bon pour ma part j'y ai mis le maire une autre forme d'envie de changement de ma part et de bon nombre de concitoyens, bref un sorte de rire pour une journée a théme, bon original le coté fondus...
et pis cela devait etre sympa ta rencontre avec Edwin...
a prestu è amicizia...

don said...

what a great piece of art. it give's me a smile. Hope for some rain for you aussie's

michael blamey said...

Excellent!

Dsole said...

Cool photo!! really fantastic!! ;)

denton said...

You made me laugh and that was hard to do with this theme. Bravo.

Jing said...

oh, no...i do not need ice-cream now...
:D
so cold here, strong cold wind outside even in the daytime.

and i like this photo, and so cute and interesting inspiration of doing such a sculpture.
luv it...

jing

Pod said...

i was only talking about this yesterday. i didnt take a pic as there were too many people around for the shot i wanted (much to the annoyment of pod!). but this is great. what is she wearing? looks like she has escaped from somewhere!

Nathalie said...

All right Pod I have to confess, it was a polar cold morning and that poor lady was dressed up like a eskimo with gloves and hood and everything. There couldn't have been a worse day to make believe that it was warm . To think that the sculpture was called HEAT WAVE was just hilarious on that particular day LOL !!!

alice said...

On rigole, on rigole, mais qui dira la détresse de celui qui fait tomber sa boule de glace dans le sable avant même d'avoir pu y poser sa langue?

photowannabe said...

Now thats funny. Fantastic sculpture.

hpy said...

J'ai remarqué que certains enfants aiment faire fondre la glace dans leur assiette avant de la manger. Moi, je ne pourrais jamais, avec moi elle n'a pas le temps de fondre.

Olivier said...

en effet il manque la musique...
Bravo, pour ton idee, une journee qui commence avec le sourire. Merci

Paul Murphy said...

This certainly made me laugh Nathalie and it's good to laugh!!

Hamilton said...

Natalie, you have to share the prize for hte funniest post with Lisi in Hong Kong

Lachezar said...

This is simply wonderful!

I wish your could send some worm weather to our NZ quite chilly summer

Cheers

lynn said...

Fantastic! What a great piece of artwork. Mmm i fancy an ice cream too now.

Although i'm not showing on the list, i am participating in Theme Day.

Adamantine said...

C'est extrêmement amusant! Mais comment ce sculpteur a t'il eu cette idée??

Eric said...

Gé-nial ! J'adore. One day we should make a piece of art theme day. That could be cool.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

We had a heatwave in NYC last summer. It shotted out the underground wiring in my neighborhood and we had no electricity for 7 days. I had to go spend the night at a friend's place because my apartment was like an oven. Businesses lost a lot of money because all their ice cream and other perishable goods had to be thrown out.

Cool picture, BTW.

susan said...

Oh this is great!

Aren't I supposed to be annoyed right along with you instead of giggling??? ;)

chamamy said...

J'adore,c'est réjouissant :))

Keropok Man said...

i like this picture very very much!

you should have told me earlier, so that I will be there to eat up the ice cream before it melted away. haha...

Chris & Deb said...

What a big melted pile of fun...
although I don't much care for sand in my ice cream!!

Felicia said...

And with music too? Wonderful photo and art piece.

Thiên said...

Whoa, I LOVE this shot, Nathalie. It is so funny, your post.

Victoria said...

Haha! I love that! So very clever.

Kim said...

Nathalie, thanks for this tickle on the funny bone on a day when we are all complaining! I'm about half way through our world tour of things that bug us, and this was a welcome relief from the big downer I was starting to get. It's a wonderful photo!
-Kim

Rudy Girón said...

hehehe... You made my day. What an awesome photo.

Also, I noticed how polite and diplomatic you're about your host city: Sydney. For sure there's gotta be something you dislike about it. ;-)

isabella said...

I'd be annoyed too! J'adore!

Curly said...

Great picture, I just love it!

While I'm here I thought I'd let you know that I have moved my

site on to Wordpad, unfortunately that means it's time to

update those links again.......sorry

South

Shields Daily Photo

Jean said...

I went through the blogs quickly this morning and I laughed so much at the photo but did not think it such a thing could not happen. At lunch I was discussing the fact most of us say the same things about our cities - the house prices, construction, pollution etc.
Got a call this evening and was told to read the whole blog write up.
You should have saved this for April Fool's Day.
Great photo.

Sally said...

Hi, better late than never....was out of town yesterday for work and missed this. very funny!

Cergie said...

Pour de vrai, une fois il a fait si chaud que les bougies ont fondu

Ta photo marche car elle est en dehors du contexte, on ne se rend pas vraiment compte s'il fait vraiment chaud et s'il a fait chaud avant
Les gens qui la voit pour de vrai ont une autre vision des choses je pense

Comme toujours : une photo leurre plus que la réalité
Ne pas se fier à une photo pour un jugement

Nabeel said...

an awesome photo .. how clever

The Wellspring said...

I'm still making my way through the DP theme day posts and you by far win the prize for hilarity! I read this (the first part), looked at the photo and said "you have GOT to be kidding me, what was the sun on TOP of them?". You made me laugh, and I love the sculpture! Nice job on the theme :)

Meg in Nelson said...

This is sooo fantastic! Love it. I want it in my back yard this week.