Saturday, August 2, 2008

Another side of Molfetta



This is obviously not your usual touristy picture postcard shot. But it's a reality of life in Molfetta. Over the past couple of years the town has become increasingly full of garbage, the streets and public beaches are a mess. The quiet country lane I live on just outside of town has become a favorite dumping ground for all kinds of refuse, but particularly the large unweildy appliance or unwanted item of furniture. Not exactly what we figured on when we decided to "move to the country"!

Now, in the heat of the summer, all it takes is for one unthinking person to flick his cigarette butt out the car window and you have an instant conflagration...which is exactly what happened across the street from us two days ago.

The fact that the fire department didn't arrive until two hours had passed and six different phone calls had been made is yet another story of things that aren't quite right around here... We only have one fire squad (for a city of well over 60,000 inhabitants)and there were four separate fires at around the same time that day...

6 comments:

Patrizia said...

ciao Saretta grazie per essere passata dal mio blog! trner├▓ con calma a visitarti ... ciao!

Fern Driscoll said...

Your photos are lovely! What with break-ins and fires... did you ever think about relocating to northern Italy? ;-) We've noticed a decrease in the number of appliances discarded in gullies and along the roadside here, as well as a slight decrease in litter... piano, piano.

Saretta said...

Well, I think there's pros and cons wherever you live...Northern Italy is beautiful, however!

Hilda said...

=(

Metro Manila — which is made up of 17 cities and municipalities — is guilty of using provinces just outside the metro as its dumping grounds. Always with the permission of the town and with large payments, but still…

All of us, all over the world, really have to learn how to consume less. Less consumption = less garbage, in general.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I like these kinds of photos. It gives us a real idea of what living in your city is REALLY like as opposed to the constant touristy/perfect image.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I like these kinds of photos. It gives us a real idea of what living in your city is REALLY like as opposed to the constant touristy/perfect image.