Saturday, June 10, 2017

Moving boxes etc.

Moving wares around - simple crates were often used for moving produce, or pottery (wrapped often in strips of wood shavings).

I spent some time in 2007 with one of my first digital cameras capturing folks' cars' rear windows, which included some interesting things being carried around.


Many a spring day when living near a college will see bits of furniture being carted around.

Some interesting looking ladders as well as a big box in this pickup.  I especially like the red and white truck with the ad for some real estate saying on it's back panel to "Turn Right Here."

 All the folks who take dogs for a ride, will appreciate this "Fido" on display.


OK, this is a stretch from the theme of moving boxes, but many a Florida vehicle will have something that goes in the water attached to it.

Notice clothes on hangars in the window of this camping van.  Since I lived several times in my life in a van, I can appreciate that this tiny space did afford a place to hang clothes, but I put a curtain on my windows at least!

A barrel is just as good for moving things, especially liquids.  Did you remember what a barrel maker was called of old? A cooper. There's your trivia for today.

A utility repair van has everything squeezed in, utilizing all the space to have everything that can possibly be needed for the job.


I'll leave you with this sad looking (but probably very happy) dog.

I've shared these moving photos for Sepia Saturday for this week, though they are only 10 years old.  It was one of those fun things I notice.  How about you?



Our theme image this week shows a man with a wooden box. Whoever the man is, he doesn't seem happy with life and maybe that could be a potential theme you would like to explore. There again ,there are boxes, men with bowler hats, and .... boxes. The photograph comes from the Flickr Commons collection of the National Library of Ireland, but for whatever reason it has now been withdrawn from Flickr - perhaps it was making everyone a little too miserable.



14 comments:

  1. a good interpretation of the theme..
    I think we have more vehicles called Utes here in Oz that do most of the moving of boxes...

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    1. I have to google Utes to find out what they are...uneducated doesn't mean stupid, hopefully! Oz must mean where? Maybe Australia? I can also check on that! NSW does sound like it.

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  2. What an interesting and fun photographic amusement! And look how handy it came in for your clever take on the theme!! :)

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    1. I forgot to mention the traffic was very slow whenever I took these pics, with lots of stop and go...so I wasn't rolling when I clicked the shutter!

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  3. It's funny but it doesn't seem to matter how many boxes I save thinking they may come in handy, I never seem to have one that fits what it is that I want to store or pack and send. Cars and utes on the other hand can transport a great variety of goods, with or without boxes.

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    1. I just learned what a ute was! I think the pickups in the US can carry more, and since I live in a semi-rural area, there are a lot of them around here (as well as where I lived 10 years ago in a metropolitan area!) I wonder if there are as many utes in Australia as pickups in the US!

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  4. Just the other day I walked past a car filled with boxes, bags, and containers leaving barely enough room for the driver. It looked like their complete worldly possessions. A kind of mobile pack rat nest.

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    1. I've seen several like that in parking lots, and can only guess that people are living out of them. It makes me very sad.

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  5. You're very observant...I rarely pay attention to what's on or in the cars ahead of me. Too much time on the LA freeways. Once however I did have "falsies" stuck all over my windshield. They'd fallen off a truck, probably not in a crate, and were flying all over the place.

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    1. Oh my, the falsies flying through the air and landing on your windshield! What an image. You needed a camera at that moment, because who would believe it! Well, it's not exactly the kind of thing you make up!

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  6. Interesting and enjoyable photos and a creative take on the theme. Being married to a man in the military meant we had more than our fair share of packing to move to the next posting. I’m so glad our retirement move was our last sight of those crates - I hope!

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    1. I hoped the same with my last 4 or 5 moves...but somehow there was always a better place for my needs...though I sure have lightened my load with all the moving!

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