Litter • FOWC with Fandango

Litter • FOWC with Fandango

Maybe it’s a sign of the times, but litter seems no longer confined to ‘rubbish such as paper, cans, and bottles left lying in an open or public place‘ as Woolly Muses defines it in this post. Below a couple of photos of an, only too familiar sight in Dutch streets nowadays…

Litter • FOWC
Litter • FOWC
Daddy, I found my push bike
Daddy, I found my push bike

It is only too easy to blame this growing global (?) trend on George W. Bush’ rallying cry ‘And I encourage you all to go shopping more‘ in an attempt to avoid the last major global crisis the 2008 recession really was. (If only he were alone in this; many of our so-called leaders have followed suite in order to spend our way out of a self created mess.)

More litter • FOWC
More litter

This ratrace towards maximum prosperity and more, newer, better and latest consumption goods obviously creats a flood of discarded old durables (once they were) we have difficulty dealing with. So these old durables are fast becoming the new litter in our cities’ streets.

Litter 3 • FOWC
Even more litter • FOWC

And I shit you not, all these photos were taken in the Hague, The Netherlands over the past year or so.

Littter 4 • FOWC
Exported litter • FOWC

This photo was taken a couple of years ago in the streets of Cairo, Egypt. It’s an abandoned VW Beetle with a Dutch license plate. We even export our shit…

Meanwhile, if you’re really that bored, try and read this…

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