Monday, 24 March 2008

Wordless Monday!

55 comments:

Singing Bear said...

Hello. Thank you for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment.

Having had a bit of a look around your blog, I find it very interesting indeed. I have worked with people with learning disabilities for many years and have worked closely with some people within the autistic spectrum. I understand, a little, of how challenging life must be for you and, equally, I understand how rewarding bringing up your son must be for you both. I'm on long-term sick from work at the moment but really hope to be back there soon as I miss my work so much.

I will keep an eye on what you post here. May I add a link at my blog?

I didn't realise it was World Autism Day on 2nd April. I will try and let others know.

Peace.

katy said...

OMG they have pools on their balconies! wouldn't it be nice if you all had no monye worries, wouldn't it be nice if we had the perfect world, but then i guess we would moan and complain about something else eh!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Crikey I got vertigo looking at that picture! Great looking around your blog again and I love your writing. Hope life is good for you and C right now.

the mother of this lot said...

Reminds me of an aerial photo of our garden and next door. I'll leave you to guess which is which...

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Wow, is that a photo of the favela's or similar? The gulf in those people's lives must be astronomical! BG

Dave Coulter said...

Based on my socio-economic status my dwelling would probably be in one of those trees by fence.

Might not be half-bad either! ;)

buffalodickdy said...

Quite a contrast in lifesyles living so close to each other...

motherx said...

Where is this then? Thought it was Chelsea Harbour for a second... I prefer rich bit! X

Lady in red said...

hmmm I think this illustrates the gulf between my life and Romeo's

but I am learning that it is possible to cross that wall we don't have to be penned into a life of misery for ever we can aspire to greater things if we take a leap of faith and just aim higher. Thats what I did, I had a good loo at where I am and what I want decided not to put up with crap any longer...took that leap of faith and now I am on my way out of this mire that I ahve resided in for so long.

Sandpiper said...

Thanks for coming by my blog today and visiting, or I might never have found your blog. I like what I see here. You have so many interesting and fun things, as well as some serious topics about Autism. I have a friend who has a child with Autism and it's quite a challenge. I like your attitude! I've taken Flat Stanley around to places a couple of times, too, and it was fun. I'll be back to look at more.

CrazyCath said...

Trust you to be different and put wordless on a Monday! lol

That shot though - well worth posting. So sad. It speaks volumes and does not need words. I'm intrigued at how you got that shot at that angle. Were you in a balloon?

Jen P said...

Pool hopping would be fun here!!

BTW, I just realized that your thumbnail picture had shrek ears on it. Ummm....I'm a little slow sometimes.

captain corky said...

It's very busy there! Looks like there could be some good parties over there.

bobbie said...

Thank you for stopping at my blog.

I loved your Eggstravaganza.

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http://michelleoneilwrites.blogspot.com/ ? The blog is called Full-Soul-Ahead. You may appreciate her work.

craig andrew said...

It's actually kind of refreshing that they let the poor live so close to them. Normally they run them out of town so they cannot be seen by the rich.... or at least, that is how it works here.

C:)

Phil Plasma said...

I wonder what Feng Shui says about having such a view out of your posh apartment balcony?

Cyndi said...

Wow, where is that?! I don't think the people with the higher balconies got their money's worth! (lol)...I would think the folks that can afford these places would want a "better" view. I wonder how their counterparts feel about it...whether they detest them for their extravagance or maybe it makes them strive to improve their situation and get out of there. Very sad yet interesting picture.

Kansas Bob said...

This picture reminded me of my short stay in Manila back in the 80s. The view outside of my pretty-nice hotel window included pigs chowing down at their trough. I think that these types of pictures aren't as rare as we think once we cross our American borders.

The Muse said...

I'm speechless! Ditto on what Katy said.

Sadie said...

What a juxtaposition!! Sheesh...I'd feel too guilty to enjoy my balcony pool!! *lol*

Susan said...

The range of depth of this photograph is phenomenal. It looks 2D and 3D all at the same time!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

The "them & us" syndrome.

C xx

lime said...

oh my, that picture doesn't need a single word to speak volumes.

as for your post below, i LOVE the carton of eggs with scared faces. and apparently i could feed 13 cannibals.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

wow! If one pool goes...they are all toast! Could you imagine jumping one pool to another! sweeeet

Classic MaMa said...

Love your blog. Thanks for stopping over and commenting on my blog's birthday. I will be back to visit. :)

fragilemom said...

Clicked on your blog from a comment you left on Just a Bunch of Nothin'. Can I add yours to my list? My husband and I have 3 children with Fragile X. I look forward to reading more of your entries.

fragilemom said...

How funny! I just went back to my blog and you had left a comment. I look forward to sharing more stories!

whimsical brainpan said...

Yeah, that one speaks a thousand words alright.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Eeeeeek give me rural living any day . . .

E said...

I love thinking about the edges of life. And I love this Wordless Wednesday....at the edge, on the edge, between, over, under...it is a prepositional dreamland.

Maggie May said...

That just about sums up all big cities, I think!

Suburbia said...

Divisions. If only there were less in the world.

Traceytreasure said...

Thanks for the comment. The UK has Mommy parking? We need that here too! I see moms struggle with baby carriers and toddlers all the time. I used to too! I have to second Katy's comment. OMG they have pools on their balconies! I've never seen that before today. Thank you! Hugs!

Ian Lidster said...

Did I send you Easter wishes? If not, I should be ashamed of myself. So, consider them sent.

Vhiel Romion-Vance said...

nice picture you got there...and by the way I love your blog...

would you like to trade links?

Thanks!
Vhiel

CC said...

wow. just wow.

Jim said...

You can see which section is rich and which is not so rich.

Tanya Brown said...

Oh, yeah. In India, I think? Talk about socioeconomic disparity.

Ron said...

I wonder if the people who live in the building with those balconies...pay anything EXTRA for that gorgeous view???

tee, hee, hee!

Wonderful photo, Casdok!

Sweet Irene said...

Your Wordless Monday picture does leave me speechless.

vivavavoom said...

where is this from? no words necessary for that one!

Melissa said...

Wow, I don't even begin to know what to say. Interesting picture to say the least.

Attila The Mom said...

That's scary. all of it.

Chris H said...

that is kinda a sad photo actually.

DJ Kirkby said...

Wow what an emotive picture!

Odat said...

It's so sad..but a true picture of society....well done! (Where is this, do you know?)
Peace

Seamus said...

I remember seeing a very similar disparity in Caracas, Venezuela. Horrid!

laughingwolf said...

that's disgusting.... :(

Billy said...

I keep seeing a crooked deck of cards on the right side of the picture because of the staggered balconies :)

Debs said...

What a dreadful contrast.

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

An absolutely horrific contrast. What a world we live in! M xx

ChainingMagic said...

So clearly shows the divisions of classes.

Mima said...

Its terribly sad to see a photo like that, looking at the differences in quality of life. Although it is a good reminder of just how lucky we are that we are not living in a 3rd world slum like so many have to, even if we don't have our own pool (I wish!), we have lights, running water, and a decent roof over our heads. Thanks for the reminder.

Maureen said...

Wow. How sad. If only the ones on the right could share with those on the left. Can you imagine what the photo would look like then?

A wall wouldn't be needed either.

Elissa said...

Sadly, a divide seen all too often :-(