Thursday, March 01, 2007

Men at work

Someone's got to do it!

1st of March is a Theme Day for city daily photo bloggers. Click on the links to see other men at work around the world (due to time differences some may not be visible until later today):

Ah il y a des jobs plus durs que d'autres !
Ce 1er mars est jour à thème pour les city daily photo bloggeurs. Cliquez pour voir d'autres hommes au travail autour du monde :
1 (Porto (Portugal) ) -2 (Greenville SC (USA) ) -3 (Hyde (UK) ) -4 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -5 (Albuquerque, NM (USA) ) -6 (Stayton, OR (USA) ) -7 (Rotterdam (NL) ) -8 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) -9 (London (England) ) -10 (Richmond, VA (USA) ) -11 (Sydney -Sally (Australia) ) -12 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) -13 (Constanta (Romania) ) -14 (Evry (France) ) -15 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) -16 (Szentes (Hungary) ) -17 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) -18 (Mumbai (India) ) -19 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) -20 (Twin Cities, MN [USA] ) -21 (Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -22 (Houston -Candice & Megan, TX (USA) ) -23 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -24 (Singapore - Zannnie (Singapore) ) -25 (Dubai (UAE) ) -26 (Singapore -Keropokman (Singapore) ) -27 (Madrid -Dsole (Spain) ) -28 (Mazatlan -Kate (Mexico) ) -29 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) -30 (Vantaa (Finland) ) -31 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -32 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -33 (Joplin, MO (USA) ) -34 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -35 (Sequim, WA (USA) ) -36 (Menton (France) ) -37 (Minneapolis, MN (USA) ) -38 (Istanbul (Turkey) ) -39 (Sydney -Nathalie (Australia) ) -40 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -41 (Seattle, WA (USA) ) -42 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) -43 (Monte Carlo, (Monaco) ) -44 (Milano, (Italy) ) -45 (Grenoble (France) ) -46 (Wailea, HI (USA) ) -47 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) -48 (Melbourne - John (Australia) ) -49 (New York City (USA) [Ming_the_Merciless] ) -50 (Cebu (Philippines) ) -51 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -52 (Antigua Guatemala (Central America) ) -53 (Hamburg (Germany) ) -54 (London -Jonemo (UK) ) -55 (Hong Kong ) -56 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -57 (Paris (France) ) -58 (Naples, Florida (USA) ) -59 (Saarbrücken (Germany) ) -60 (Shanghai (China) ) -61 (Quito (Ecuador) ) -62 (Zurich (Switzerland) ) -63 (Joensuu ( Finland ) ) -64 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -65 (Cheltenham (England)) -66 (Bastia (Corsica, France)) -67 (Brussels (Belgium))

38 comments:

Terra-Vecchia said...

j'ouvre le bal, et il est vrais qu'il y a plus dure comme job mais il n'y a pas que des sous metiers il n'y a que des sots gens...

au faite il te manque une ville ma grande, je te laisse deviner...

Eric said...

Ca c'est sûr que c'est plus cool de travailler sur la plage que dans les égoûts...

John said...

you posted this Nathalie... year of the life saver and all. I had the same idea with the life savers but changed at the last minute. My shot will be up later today.

John said...

That should read...
So glad you posted this Nathalie.....

Bleeding Orange said...

c'est plus glamour que le travailleur que je m'apprête à poster dis-donc!

Anonymous said...

Hi Natahalie,
Only fly in the ointment is that lifesavers are unpaid volunteers, and therefore not at work!
Signed,
Your Tama Lifesaver.

Chris & Deb said...

great shot Nathalie...unexpected!

bv said...

You'll get on the nerves of more than one with this one!

Tu vas en énerver plus d'un avec celle la!

santy said...

good post, nathalie! hats off to those men :)

Lilly said...

I could get on board with this kind of work. Hard working men indeed!!

denton said...

It is a tough job that a lot of us wish we had. Actually life guards perform a valuable service and place themselves at risk to save others. Bravo for their efforts and I hope they enjoy the sun.

DXBluey said...

It's a tough job, but someones got to do it...

Hope you're having fun Natalie!

All the best from,

Bluey!

Keropok Man said...

Baywatch!

The lifeguards will get to you as fast as a DHL package ya :-)

slinger said...

pick me! pick me!

Nice theme photo

Cergie said...

Il me semble que je détesterais ce travail
Ca doit donner des varices et en plus on doit faire des ophtalmies
Ou on dort debout bercé par les vagues en regardant la mer sous le soleil qui cogne sur le cigare (d'ailleurs ils ont des chapeaux)
Plus sérieusement, ces hommes ont de sérieuses responsabilités Tu te rends compte si jamais il ne voyaient pas au milieu des vagues la tête en détresse, comment dormir ensuite la conscience tranquille ?
Comment surveiller les nageurs et baigneurs en étant ailleurs que là où ils sont ?
Et ils doivent parfois risquer leur vie je suppose

edwin s said...

My kind of men at work! :)

hpy said...

Je crois que c'était Jerome K Jerome qui écrivit déjà au 19° siècle la fameuse phrase : J'aime tellement le travail que je pourrais le regarder pendant des heures.
Là sur la photo, ce sont ceux qui travaillent qui regardent les autres pendant des heures.

alice said...

Excellent! Pour ma part, j'ai encore raté le coche malgré ton aide...mais j'ai quand même posté un petit truc. Je finirai bien par être tout à fait au point un de ces jours!

freelancer said...

Détrompe toi ...en apparence c'est cool ... mais quand il faut aller rechercher le baigneur ou le surfeur dans les vagues et au milieu des requins c'est une autre paire de manche.

Soyons chauvins ... un coucou à notre SNSM Française :)

Sally said...

Hey, work doesn't have to be paid to be work! Lavender lady's got a volunteer hard at work too! Housework and child rearing don't get paid either!

lynn said...

Adore the primary colours here, lovely. Yes i agree with Eric, fab to work on the beach!

Lachezar said...

Very good one!

Well done Nathalie!

Cheers!

M.Benaut said...

These fellows are worth their weight in gold for the work they do. Lovely picture, wish I could be in Sydney.

Olivier said...

Oui mais quand il faut aller sauver les gens des grands requins blancs, on rigole moins ;o).
Je sais pas pourquoi, mais je prefere les sauveteuses de Malibu ;o)

The Wellspring said...

Rough job :)

Jing said...

ah, beach....sea....
and the baywatch....
:))

jing

Dsole said...

Oh I love it Nathalie!

And they'll always have a good tanned skin!

isabella said...

They can save me anytime ;-)

chamamy said...

Je te sens un brin moqueuse... ;)

ruth said...

Mmm, sun, beach, ocean. That's my kind of work.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Because of Baywatch, the tv-series about life guards, everyone in the US want to be life guards. Then they realized not every female life guard looks like Pamela Anderson (pre-surgery, pre-tattoo, of course).

Did you know NYC has a shortage of life guards? Every year we hire high school students from Poland to come to here to work for the summer. Why Poland, I don't know.

Gerald England said...

good to sally admonish anon

work is work -- getting paid or not is irrelevant.

Maxime said...

Quoi ? rester debout en plein soleil à regarder les autres s'amuser, sans rien d'autre à faire que d'attendre un éventuel incident?
Ce n'est pas un travail, c'est une pénitence.
Mais cela doit rendre philosophe et contemplatif, à la longue...

Ben said...

Agree, and they are very important in the busy beach like yours.

Nathalie said...

Thanks all for your very interesting comments along two lines of thought:

1/ Would it be fun to be a lifesaver? Wearing the glamourous yellow and red shirt BUT standing in the sun all day long, straining your eyes against the harsh sun, possibly being bored but worrying that you might miss the tiny bobbing head of the drowning swimmer? And suddenly rushing to help and risking your own life to save another?
Very thought provoking.

The fact that every year New York city brings in Polish lifesavers for the season is amazing

and 2/ is volunteer work still work? Our Tamarama lifesaver doesn't think so, but I would follow Sally and Gerald in arguing against that... open to further discussion !

Kate said...

Great photo--great job!

Pod said...

i'm sure i left a cheeky comment here.....

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