Monday, August 4, 2008

Zen Monday: Crime Scene

East end of the Colorado Street Bridge, just off the walkway.

Zen Monday is the day you tell me what the photo's about, rather than me telling you. While on vacation I may not be willing or able to respond quickly to comments.

20 comments:

Susan C said...

The underbelly of Pasadena with derelict shopping carts, trash and combustible weeds.

This is the part we aren't supposed to see or talk about. I believe there's a population of homeless who live nearby.

Laurie said...

double coupon days
cannot save us from our fate
everything falls down

Anonymous said...

Clean up in aisle 134!

Pasadena's Closet Conservative said...

Another bum bites the dust.

Kaleb said...

too much coffee makes your cart steering unstable and makes you fall down embankments on the Arroyo!

or, maybe it is what you put IN the coffee!

Kris said...

A homeless women has been robbed of all her worldly belongings by a bunch of wayward jazz dancers who’ve fallen on hard times with the whole mortgage crisis and everything.

USelaine said...

humming in my head
dissonant with twirling wheel
commands cart release

Laurie said...

Elaine! You trumped my haiku ace! Nicely done, grasshopper...

Christie said...

What a juxtaposition. Natural and unnatural debris.

Kelly said...

Love the haiku!

Ben Wideman said...

shopping carts and Carl's Jr. What a deadly combination.

Lydia said...

Why, that's the getaway vehicle and empty fuel container!

meandering said...

Run free little cart, I spotted your brethren in Pan City sunday trying to escape its corporate shackels as well...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/frazgo/2727885997/

Tall Gary said...

"Up and down those aisles all day. It's so nice to get a chance to lie down and take a load off my aching wheels. Good night dear. I'll turn the light off and join you just as soon as I see Petrea's Olympics commercial. Hope it comes on soon. I've already downed one cup of coffee trying to stay awake. Zzzzzz."

babooshka said...

Trollycide! Sad but it happens. How we abaondon the old and unwanted, just beacause their left wheel no longer functions properly.
They shoot horses don't they?

Coltrane_lives said...

Don't drink and shop! It'll kill ya.

Petrea said...

I sat here and wrote charming, considered responses to each of you. Then I tried to post them and Blogger lost them.

That must mean they're not necessary, because you all said enough charming, interesting things.

Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I'm always grateful.

Kim Thomas said...

I must take this opprotunity to plug one of my favorite books: http://www.strayshoppingcart.com/

life observer said...

"Nigel, here we see just how complete the destructive impact of America's economic troubles have been even on a great symbol of US purchasing power" - BBC

Petrea said...

Kim! Those people are obsessed! It's like a person with OCD has found his calling. Hilarious.

L.O.: You may have hit on it.