What A Dump (ster)!


I know in the past, I’ve shared some beautiful photographs of Philadelphia with its stunning architecture and historical ambiance.

However, today I would like to share some of its not-so-stunning ambiance.

Like with most cities, there is both beauty and the beast.

With my camera in hand, I spent 4th of July afternoon walking around the city and enjoying the fact that I had the place to myself, because most urban dwellers were at the Jersey shore tanning their epidermis in the summer sun.

No thank you. I’ve done enough of the sun while living in Florida for 20 years.

I now cheat, and use self-tanner during the summer months. Which kinda makes me look like George Hamilton.

As most of my longtime blogging friends know, I’ve gone from worshipping the sun to treating it as if I were Dracula; cautiously walking on the shady side of the street, as not to turn into a pile of ash.

One of the truly horrific things about city life is that once the summer temperatures reach into the 90’s, the urban air becomes embellished with the pungent aroma of dumpster trash.

I mean think about it….imagine a restaurant dumpster filled with food waste; being magnified by HEAT.

OMG….I hate to be graphic, but it smells like TEN hippopotamus's vomited.

Therefore, as you’re walking pass a garbage dumpster in an alleyway, you literally have to hold your breath in fear you’ll pass out.

In fact, as I’m writing this I can vividly recall exactly what it smells like.

Overall, Philadelphia is a clean city. Yet, it does have area’s that look as though someone dropped a bomb on it. The strange thing about Philly is that on one street it may be gorgeous, however on the next street it appears like a war zone.

But hey….that’s city life. You’ve got the extreme good, bad and ugly.

And as much as I don’t relish looking at it and smelling the bad and the ugly, city living keeps me in touch with how extreme and raw life can be at times. There is no escaping it when you live in a city, because everything is right in your face 24/7.

I know this may sound strange, but there is a part of me that actually likes it.

I can be extreme in areas of my personality, so that’s probably why I feel comfortable as a city dweller.

Here are a few images of some dumpsters and a trash can that I photographed on Monday.

Oh….please feel free to scratch and sniff over each photo, because I had them digitally engraved with the scent of hippopotamus vomit.


This dumpster was perhaps the worst smelling one out of the bunch. I wanted to take out a clothespin and clip it to the end of my nose.


This dumpster was behind a Chinese restaurant. Imagine how pork fried rice smells after being fermented in 95 degree heat. Gag me with a chopstick!


This dumpster I discovered behind another restaurant, and I have to say….it was the lesser of the three evils. Yet, it did stink.


This trash can didn’t smell bad, but it looked disgusting. Notice the pigeons on the right, eyeing that Wendy’s bag on the ground. Pigeons will eat anything. Even half-eaten PICKLES!


I would like to leave you with one of Bette Davis’ famous lines from the movie, Beyond the Forest.

Take it away, Bet….



Have an awesome weekend everyone!

X

48 comments

  1. I didn't realise hippo vomit smelled like trash. I live and learn. Regular collections here remove the foul smells but there are areas that produce too much rubbish in between. It pays to keep your distance on a hot day, when we have one. As for the pigeons, you're right they do eat anything in sight. I have a waging war with those mucky birds ... as well as the squirrels.
    Dear old Bette got it in one, bless her! Hope you have a great weekend.

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  2. Hi Ronnie,

    I agree with you; a city is the good,bad and ugly all rolled up in one.
    And trash is definately in the ugly category even if it is a part of life. Summer seems to aggravate the problem!!

    Looking at those "gems" that you used to illustrate all this,a question comes to mind:
    "How much does Phila recycle?" And do you recycle?

    Here in the Paris burbs, we have been using 3 trash cans in our town since about 1998; one for non recyclables,another glass and the last one for recyclable products(plastic bottles,aluminium,newspapers,cardboard,etc).

    Having to actively recycle has changed my views on all the waste that we create at home. I know that my role as a buyer can have an impact on a lot of things.Each person can do his part for the planet.

    Once again, you are showing us that you know your b&w classics!I didn't know that Bette Davis scene at all!

    Happy weekend to ya, buddy xox

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  3. Happy Friday, Ron!

    This is a great post! I can't remember ever seeing a post about city dumpters, and may never again.

    I'm sure they look and smell digusting in person, but oddly there is a certain artistic aesthetic to your pictrues. See there, Ron... You're soo fabulous you can even make garbage look good!

    Have a wonderful weekend, hon.
    XOXO

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  4. I also have this love-hate relationship with urban decay... in a way, I adore defining myself as a true urban chick, and on the other hand sometimes it just is... right there in your very face!

    But I still prefer to be here, in the vomit odor, than out on the fields. My choice... my crazy love.

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  5. How often are those dumpsters and trashcans emptied Ron? I can imagine the smell but I suppose they have to put their trash somewhere and it's better than just dumping it on the street eh?

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  6. Good Morning Valerie!

    "I didn't realise hippo vomit smelled like trash. I live and learn."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahahha! Well, I couldn't think of anything other than hippo vomit to express exactly what it smells like. However, I've never smelled hippo vomit, it's just an exaggerated estimation - HA!

    "Regular collections here remove the foul smells but there are areas that produce too much rubbish in between."

    Yes, we have that here too. There are regular collection days, yet I think I caught these dumpsters in between because of the holiday.

    "As for the pigeons, you're right they do eat anything in sight. I have a waging war with those mucky birds ...as well as the squirrels "

    OMG...aren't they VULTURES???? Pigeons I'm not fond of, however the squirrels I LOVE. The worst thing about the pigeons is that they FLY in your face while walking through the city parks!!!!

    Isn't Bette the BOMB? I found this clip on You Tube. It was PERFECT for this post - HA!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have a glorious weekend!

    X

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  7. I haven't lived in the city (London) for so long now, that I can't remember ever seeing a dumpster outside a restaurant. I think they were mostly hidden out the back. However, I do remember when the trash people (we called them dustmen) went on strike and the trash filled the streets all over the place. Now that was some serious aroma, and a danger to health!

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  8. Hey there Barbara~

    "a city is the good,bad and ugly all rolled up in one.
    And trash is definately in the ugly category even if it is a part of life. Summer seems to aggravate the problem!!"

    OMG...you said it! Durning the winter months you can't even smell it, but during the summer?

    P U

    "How much does Phila recycle?" And do you recycle?"

    Yes, Philly does recycle. In fact, the apartment building I live in has recycling bins in the basement to sort out the various
    products (plastic, cardboard, etc.).

    "Having to actively recycle has changed my views on all the waste that we create at home. I know that my role as a buyer can have an impact on a lot of things.Each person can do his part for the planet."

    Amen! And I really do need to get more recycling conscious, so thank you for the important reminder!

    Yes, this is s scene from one of Bette's eariler films with Joseph Cotton. The line from the movie is a CLASSIC. All the drag queens use it - HA!

    Always FAB to see ya, my friend. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

    Happy weekend!

    X to you and D!

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  9. Happy Friday, myfwbs~

    "I can't remember ever seeing a post about city dumpters, and may never again."

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Aren't I a sick and crazy man?

    "I'm sure they look and smell digusting in person, but oddly there is a certain artistic aesthetic to your pictrues."

    Yup...that's exactly what I meant when I said that there is a part of the bad and the ugly that I like! You're right...there is a certain artistic aesthetic to it. That's why I love city life. It's rawly beautiful!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Always a delight to see your comments. So glad we met!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    XOXOX

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  10. Bonjour Susu~

    "I also have this love-hate relationship with urban decay... in a way, I adore defining myself as a true urban chick, and on the other hand sometimes it just is... right there in your very face!"

    *nodding my head up and down*

    Yup.....I think people who are creative can truly see and appreciate the artist beauty in each extreme. It's like knowing the 'darkness' because of knowing the 'lightness.'

    "But I still prefer to be here, in the vomit odor, than out on the fields."

    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee too!

    Always so great to see you, beautiful lady. Thank you for stopping by!

    Have a wonderful weekend. And please tell your mother I said Hi!

    Ciao.....X

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  11. Good Morning Akelamalu~

    "How often are those dumpsters and trashcans emptied Ron?"

    They empty them twice a week, however because of the holiday on Monday, I think the trash looked a bit more extreme. Yet, even on regular collections days it can look pretty bad and smelly.

    I think it's the summer heat that makes it even more less appealing because it MAGNIFIES it.

    Thank you for stopping by, m'dear. Have a wonderful weekend!

    X

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  12. Hey there Babs~

    " I think they were mostly hidden out the back."

    Yes, that's pretty much the way it is here in Philly. However, some of the dumpster are right out along the sidewalk - ugh!

    "I do remember when the trash people (we called them dustmen) went on strike and the trash filled the streets all over the place. Now that was some serious aroma, and a danger to health!"

    OMG....yes, I remember that happening here too! The aroma was waaaaaaaaaay out of control. I think they purposely strike during the summer months because they know it's the worse time to do it. Thus, they end up getting what they want - HA! I've also experienced trash strikes while living in NYC. OMG...it was horrendous!

    Thank you for stopping by, Babs! Have a great weekend, my friend!

    X

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  13. Nice investigative reporting, Ron. The city's sanitation department should take note. Maybe all the dumpsters should have a Bette Davis alarm--every time they overflow, we should hear a recording of "What a dump!" over and over.

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  14. Hey Rob~

    " Maybe all the dumpsters should have a Bette Davis alarm--every time they overflow, we should hear a recording of "What a dump!" over and over."

    Bwahhaahahahahahahahahaha! OMG...what a FLAWLESSLY BRILLIANT idea!!!!!

    Being a city dweller, I know YOU know exactly what I'm talking about when it comes to dumpster odor during the hot summer months, right?

    Thanks so much for stopping by, buddy. And thanks for the great laugh!

    Have a great weekend!

    X

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  15. What's worse than hippo vomit? The vomit of whatever other animal ate the hippo but couldn't keep it down, I suppose. Thanks for the off-the-beaten-path tour of Philly. I had been considering another road trip out that way since I'm a huge Rocky fan and all, but I have sufficiently been turned off now!

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  16. OMG ron. DYING OVER HERE.

    AAAAAAAAAAAahahahha, the chinese dumpster was the best! SICK!!!

    hippopatamus vomit. I gotta say, bestie, you have a way with words! ;)

    Seriously great post. and interestingly enough, i spent last 4th of july trapsing around my town taking grungy pictures too. GET OUTTA MY HEAD

    and into my living room so we can watch ONLY YOU

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  17. Howdy Mark~

    "What's worse than hippo vomit? The vomit of whatever other animal ate the hippo but couldn't keep it down, I suppose."

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! Brilliant!

    "I had been considering another road trip out that way since I'm a huge Rocky fan and all, but I have sufficiently been turned off now!"

    No...no...I promise if you come to Philly, I'll only take you to the FINEST areas. No dumpsters, I promise! I'll even take you over to art museum to see the Rocky statue and his footprints!

    Thanks for stopping by, bud! Have a great weekend. Hope you're getting all settled back in after your road trip!

    X

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  18. Hey Blunt~

    OMG....you would DIED over the aroma of the dumpster outside the Chinese restaurant!!!

    TRULY....GAG ME WITH A CHOPSTICK!!!!

    "interestingly enough, i spent last 4th of july trapsing around my town taking grungy pictures too. GET OUTTA MY HEAD."

    OMG....how ironic and hilarious! Besties think alike I guess?

    Yup...if/when we meet, we GOT to watch Only You AND the Sex and the City series while sipping some wine, okay!

    Thanks for stopping by, girl! Hope all is well.

    ((((( Blunt ))))))

    Have a super weekend.....X

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  19. Hi Ron,

    Sorry I haven't around lately, but we just got back from our vacation. We had a great time.

    First, love your new template. I liked the other one too, but I REALLY like the colors in this one.

    This post made me laugh and laugh. I've never lived in a city, but I've visited enough to know that the odor durning the hot summer months is just awful. And hippopotamus vomit is a perfect description :0

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  20. Hola Denise~

    Great to see ya, girl! Welcome back! So glad to hear you had a great time on your va-ca!

    Thank you. Glad you like the new look. It took me forever to decide on a new design, but I'm happy I chose this one. It's got more color, but not too much.

    I LOVE living in a city, but summertime can be very challenging. The heat makes everything smell so much worse.

    Thanks for stopping. Have a super-duper weekend!

    X

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  21. the first one looks kinda pretty since the wall is blue

    I know the smell you speak of
    when I was in grammar school in Brooklyn we had to walk past the service side of a giant catering hall
    Monday was especially awful since the remnants of a weekend worth of weddings and bar mitvahs was piled high
    even the ground was slimy with a greenish ooze that would get on our shoes

    Bette is so cool
    love the way she saunters and dismisses the place with 3 words
    total class

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  22. Well, at least they attempt to use dumpsters! When we were walking back from the Broadway shows in NYC, the trash bags were on the sidewalks and we were having to play dodge em!

    And you know how you were holding your breath to take the photos? I do that on a continual basis when people walk by me that I suspect stink or overdo the parfumes! Hahaha!

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  23. Hey Lady Dianne~

    "the first one looks kinda pretty since the wall is blue."

    OMG...after I uploaded the photos to my computer and was looking at all of them, I TOTALLY thought of YOU when I saw the blue one - I swear! It instantly reminded me of the posts you share on your photography blog on BLUE!!

    Yup...I know YOU know what I speak of about the city smell. Especially during the summer, right?

    Isn't Bette the BOMB? I was so delighted to see this video on You Tube when I googled...."What a dump!" HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear lady. Wishing you a GRAND weekend!

    X to you and the gang!

    P.S. aren't you LOVIN' this humidity? :(

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  24. Hiya Bijoux>~

    "When we were walking back from the Broadway shows in NYC, the trash bags were on the sidewalks and we were having to play dodge em!"

    HA! Yup...I know what you mean! When I lived in NYC (back in the late 70's early 80's) the city was a mess. It's gotten so much cleaner since then, if you can believe it.

    " I do that on a continual basis when people walk by me that I suspect stink or overdo the parfumes! Hahaha!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahaha! Meeeeeeeeee too! OMG...I feel like standing on the street corners; handing out FREE deodorant!

    Always FAB seeing ya, dear lady. Thank you for stopping by and have a supa' weekend!

    X

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  25. "I had them digitally engraved with the scent of hippopotamus vomit."

    Hahahahahahaha! Well, I passed on the scratch and sniff but I do sincerely appreciate the effort you put into the preparation! Just as a matter of interest, where did you get the hippo vomit?

    LOL!

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  26. Ron, I guess I now know what a hippopotamus's vomit smells like. Yuck! I think your city is pretty clean - at least it has been any time that I've been there. And every city has pockets that are either dirty of less than desirable. Let's, for the sake of argument, just say that you took these pictures the day before trash day. LOL.

    Have a great weekend!!!

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  27. Hey Jay~

    "I had them digitally engraved with the scent of hippopotamus vomit."

    Tee, hee...aren't I a silly man?

    Good, I'm glad you passed on the scratch and sniff part because it smells HORRIBLE!!!

    Oh, and where did I get it?

    It came with my new camera editing software. It has all kinds of interesting scents - feet, underarms, poo, you name it!

    Bwhahahahahaahahahahahaha!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady! Always so great to see ya!

    Have a flawless weekend!

    X

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  28. Hiya Constant Complainer~

    It's sooooo great to see ya, bud!

    "Let's, for the sake of argument, just say that you took these pictures the day before trash day."

    Yes, I did. And I think they looked especially disgusting because of the long holiday weekend and no trash collection on Monday.

    "I think your city is pretty clean - at least it has been any time that I've been there. And every city has pockets that are either dirty of less than desirable."

    Yup...you're right, Philly is pretty clean. And ANY city has pockets that are dirty or less than desirable.

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by today. Have a grrrrrrrreat weekend!

    Hope you're enjoying your summer!

    X

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  29. Having walked by many a city dumpster in the summer time I must say you must have an iron stomach. I don't know how you paused long enough to take the pictures without losing your lunch, especially ones behind restaurants. It seems like rotting food is the WORST!

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  30. Hiya Peg~

    " I don't know how you paused long enough to take the pictures without losing your lunch, especially ones behind restaurants."

    I don't either. Other than I wanted to get these photos for a blog post. We bloggers would do ANYTHING for a post - including SUFFER!

    HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend! Hope you had great day and faaaaaaabulous weekend!

    X

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  31. Uh, yeah, I'll pass on the scratch and sniff. Were you hanging out with the hippos at the Zoo and got some first-hand experience with their smells?? LOL
    I don't do the sun either. Perpetually PALE!
    But so many people can't get enough of the sand and the sea. The traffic is crazy over here from about Thursday afternoon with all the long weekenders heading to the Jersey shore. Can't you ask your neighbors to just stay home sometimes?? LOL
    Thanks for the Bette clip!
    Have a fabu weekend.... stay COOL!

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  32. Hey there Crystal Chick~

    "Were you hanging out with the hippos at the Zoo and got some first-hand experience with their smells??"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha! Touche'!

    No, I just couldn't think of anything more revolting to compare it to, so I chose hippos!

    Poor hippos :(

    "I don't do the sun either. Perpetually PALE!"

    You GO, girl! However, I do use a bit of self-tanner during the summer, even though it makes me look like George Hamilton - HAHAHAHAHAHA!

    OMG...can't even IMAGINE what it must be like in your area on the weekends during the summer! Here, it's very quite. Especially Labor and Memorial Day.

    Glad you enjoyed the clip....What a dump!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, neighbor!

    Have a fabu weekend!

    X

    P.S. Hey, didn't this rain cool things down a bit? Yahoooooooo!

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  33. Pickles and pigeons don't sound so bad... our seagulls? They eat vomit. Makes a pickle sound kinda good. Oh gosh sorry, didn't mean for my comment to be so graphic! :) Your pictures are actually very wonderful and real. I love how you describe the city. I would love to see it some day!

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  34. This TOTALLY cracked me up. However, you didn't talk about the ultimate Super Value combo, which occurs about 10 minutes after a rain when the 90 degree sun comes out. The sweet smell of dumpster, plus dumpster juice evaporating from the rain puddles, and the body odor of the homeless man walking by, looking for lunch. It's GLORIOUS. Or does that only happen on the OTHER side of the Commonwealth?

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  35. Hellooooooooo Katherine~

    "Pickles and pigeons don't sound so bad... our seagulls? They eat vomit. Makes a pickle sound kinda good."

    "Oh gosh sorry, didn't mean for my comment to be so graphic!

    Bwhahhahahahahahahahah! That CRACKED ME UP!

    And you're right about the seagulls. I sometimes will go down by the Delaware River and watch them SWOOP down and eat ANYTHING. They're PIGS!!!!

    "I love how you describe the city. I would love to see it some day!"

    Even though I complain about certain things, I truly adore living in a city. NYC is actually my favorite city on the east coast. It's intense, wild, and fast-paced. But, it's also faaaaaaaaaaabulous!

    Always so great seeing you, Katherine. Thanks for stopping by.

    Have a great weekend....X

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  36. Hiya Tracy~

    " However, you didn't talk about the ultimate Super Value combo, which occurs about 10 minutes after a rain when the 90 degree sun comes out. The sweet smell of dumpster, plus dumpster juice evaporating from the rain puddles, and the body odor of the homeless man walking by, looking for lunch. It's GLORIOUS."

    Hahahaahahhahahhahahahaha! That was FLAWLESS, girl!

    And you're absolutely correct! In fact, yesterday after our severe downpour that's EXACTLY what it smelled like.

    BINGO!

    Thanks so much for stopping by today, Tracy. Always enjoyed!

    Wishing you a city smell-free weekend!

    X

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  37. ...lol...I could just see restaurant employees peaking out the windows at you wonderin', "why in the heck is this guy taking photos of our dumpster?!" lol... You know, every city has their dark side and I've found that to be in almost every place you go. Even charming little historic country towns with their quaint main street and cobblestone walkways, they even have their part of town that they would rather people not see. Sadly, it's everywhere. *sigh* :o\

    ...And btw, how do you know what hippopotamus vomit smells like? Did you used to work in a zoo or somethin'? Do tell. One wonders. *giggle* ;o)

    ...Lovely photos of trash receptacles their too Ron dearest! You just never know, this kinda stuff could end up in an art gallery somewhere. Then you'd be famous. And sadly you wouldn't have time for all your Vent Peeps and we would all just gently get washed out to sea where we would all be just a distant memory in the heart and mind of...you. Um, whatchour name again? Oh yeah, Ron! Yeah, we'd just be a distant memory. You would host galas at posh locations and you would speak of us every now and again, mentioning us in a hushed whisper of your lowly days of yore...*giggle*snort* You know this could go on and on... Seriously tho', you could become a famous photographer of dumpster art. *tap*tap*tap* This thing on? *giggle*snort* ;o)

    ...I gotta go and get me something to eat. I don't know what I'm having either so let the game begin! Didn't we just talk about that very subject here recently? ;o)

    ...I hope you are having a simply fantastic weekend my dear!

    ...Many blessings :o)

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  38. Hellooooooo Dear TJ~

    "...I could just see restaurant employees peaking out the windows at you wonderin', "why in the heck is this guy taking photos of our dumpster?!" lol..."

    Ha! You should have seen the people on the STREET looking at me!!!!!

    I agree. Not only cities, but all places have their areas of no-so-nice-to-look-at. But, I kinda like that.

    "And btw, how do you know what hippopotamus vomit smells like? Did you used to work in a zoo or somethin'? Do tell. One wonders. *giggle* ;o)"

    I have no idea what it REALLY smells like, however it was the first crazy thing that popped into my head while I was writing this post - HA!

    I DIED laughing at your whole third paragraph in your comment....

    "Seriously tho', you could become a famous photographer of dumpster art. *tap*tap*tap* This thing on? "

    Bwhahahahhahahahahahahahahaha! That was BRILLIANT!

    And you just gave me a GREAT idea - to start photographing dumpster art! OMG...maybe I could be the next Annie Liebovitz!

    NOT!

    Always SUCH a delight to see your comments, dear lady. They always make me smile!

    Thanks ooodles for stopping by today. Hope you're having glorious weekend!

    Blessings and X!

    P.S. try eating a quesadilla. However, watch out for the GAS. HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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  39. when I was 16, I had a job in an amusement park for the summer and I vividly remember the putrid smell of the dumpsters. Now, the smell of garbage reminds me of an amusement park. gross - double gross! and no chinese food for me either please.

    funny photographic subject for a 4th of July picture taking excursion :) ya know what I mean? but I say that knowing the stinky bad side makes the good side smell that much sweeter!

    hope you're having a good weekend too - its hot hot hot here!! xoxo

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  40. Hiya Diane~

    "when I was 16, I had a job in an amusement park for the summer and I vividly remember the putrid smell of the dumpsters. Now, the smell of garbage reminds me of an amusement park. gross - double gross!"

    OMG....aren't they WORST smelling things? ICK! ICK! ICK! Especially the ones that contain mainly FOOD.

    I know, isn't it strange that I was out and about on July 4th, snapping photos of GARBAGE CANS???? I honestly had no intention of doing so, however after I took the first photo I suddenly got the idea for a blog post. So, I spent the next few hours taking more - HA!

    YES! It's hot, hot, hot here too! And soooo humid.

    Have a fab rest of your weekend.

    Mucho X to you and Cristybella!

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  41. *laughing* Folks probably thought you were a city inspector out there takin' photos of their dumpsters. You coulda had fun with that one, yaknow.....walked into the establishment with a tablet of paper, citing numbers and threatening a shutdown. Mighta gotcha a free meal!
    Hold on.....I've seen their dumpsters.... Ummm......notsomuch.. But it woulda been great fun!

    :-/
    Just sayin'......

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  42. Hiya Mel~

    "*laughing* Folks probably thought you were a city inspector out there takin' photos of their dumpsters. You coulda had fun with that one, yaknow.....walked into the establishment with a tablet of paper, citing numbers and threatening a shutdown. Mighta gotcha a free meal!"

    Bwhahahahahahahahahahaha! OMG...HILARIOUS! Now why didn't "I" think of that? Oh well, next time!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady!

    X

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  43. Ewww! Bleach! These photos DEFINITELY have the scent of hippopotamus vomit!

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  44. Hi Meleah~

    "These photos DEFINITELY have the scent of hippopotamus vomit!"

    Well, I'm glad SOMEBODY tried the scratch and sniff! HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    X

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  45. I love Bette Davis. They don't make em' like her anymore. I know exactly the smell you are talking about after living in Philly for 5 years. It's brutal there in the summer but I still loved it. You literally do have to hold your breath when walking by some things. Brings back memories of sweating and trying not to breathe. Ahh...

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  46. Hey Jen~

    Don't ya LOVE Bette Davis???? TRUE..they don't make them like that anymore!

    "You literally do have to hold your breath when walking by some things. Brings back memories of sweating and trying not to breathe. Ahh...

    Yup...you definately know what I'm talking about - HA!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a great rest of your week!

    X

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  47. i had never smelled a hippo's vomit before, but i didn't need to imagine how any vomit could come out smelling good! i guess the worst dumpsters are usually the food related ones. even after one short overnight we will be struggling to run away from it! absolutely torturous!

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  48. Hey Levian~

    "i had never smelled a hippo's vomit before, but i didn't need to imagine how any vomit could come out smelling good."

    HAHHAAHAHAHHAAHAHA! OMG....it's the worst! And yes, I think the really stinky ones are the food related ones.

    Absolutely torturous, is right!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a great week!

    X

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