Wednesday, 16 May 2012

CLEANING MELBOURNE STREETS

We are fortunate in Melbourne to live in relatively clean city, where rubbish in the streets is not a common site, where there are regular street sweepers and cleaning appliances around and also where there are plentiful rubbish and recycling bins in almost every street corner. Furthermore, now that we have enough water stored in our reservoirs, gutters may be washed and cleaned by periodic discharges of water from fire hydrants, as seen here in A'Beckett Street. However, this actually surprised me greatly as I had not seen it done for quite some time!

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme.

15 comments:

  1. Interesting effect of the light reflecting from the water. Yes it is clean.

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  2. i love clean cities! melbourne is such a great city to live in.


    i truly love your shot! you did capture the light reflecting on the street so beautifully!!

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  3. I remember visiting Melbourne over a long period when the situation was very different and none could wash their cars. Quite a turnaround Nick.

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  4. Nice with clean streets!
    Great shot!

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  5. It is always pleasant to have a clean city! Glad your water situation has resolved - water shortages are very difficult!

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  6. Wish they'd do this in OUR city!!!!

    What a nice quiet street...that too 'round here would be nice.

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  7. Great article you wrote, really inspired me! I wish I can be like you :) maids in salt lake

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  8. Great light and composition, Nick.

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  9. Perhaps an early morning event? :) Very nice.

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  10. This is really great, Nick! For the most part, Seattle is a pretty clean city, but with the financial problems just getting worse many, services are being eliminated or reduced to next to nothing! Hope things continue to go well for you and for Melbourne!

    Sylvia

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  11. Clean streets are such good advertising for a town or city!

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  12. I always like to hear the sound of the street washers as they scrub their way along our street during the night!

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  13. nice! I´d like that to happen here, especially in april when lots of dust and sand is in the air when it is blowing.

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  14. This is a great picture !

    Please have a good Thursday.

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  15. Most of the cities in the Western Hemisphere are reportedly clean and well paved. I found Australia too was equally clean.

    While going through your photographs I used to wonder , how much effort and cost is involved in keeping such a big city clean :-)

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