Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photos: Cleaning the streets of Paris

You can never guess when a photo opportunity arises. I guess that is why you see photographers walking around with their cameras. I was standing near La Chappelle Metro station with a friend. We had finished our breakfast and were planning to go separate ways. It was then my friend pointed the subject to me. The combination of the green suit, the black shoes, the water spray and the wet floors was too good an opportunity to let go. The cameras were out and we were following the cleaning crew, crouching on the floor and clicking continuously.  

There was a pair of cleaning crew, the one we were photographing on the street and the other inside the small vehicle carrying water. The one inside the vehicle kept shouting at us for not taking pictures. I don't know why. It was not a copyrighted artwork that we were trying to photograph!


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9 comments:

  1. Nice capture. My mother tells me that till 1953, the streets of Mumbai used to be washed everyday and drying clothes on the balcony or window was an offence !

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    1. Thank you. At the same time, I wonder why they stopped the tradition. No budget?

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  2. will be happy only if it happens in chennai or some other cities of our country :)
    awaiting :)
    DeepaK

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    1. Check out Ugly Indians. You can start a local chapter in Chennai. Rather that waiting for action, perform the action yourself. ;) Anyways, check out for ugly indians on the internet.

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    2. thanks a ton :) will do :) lets see !

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