Sunday, January 25, 2009

Where's the Fire?

Luckily, there was no fire in this case. Just the truck.
And the firemen!

Italians always say that "everything is bigger in America" and they make lots of jokes exaggerating how "big" improbable things are in America. But, in the case of the fire trucks, they are right. These Italian trucks seem tiny as compared to their American counterparts.

6 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I love the firemen photo!!! as long as the firetrucks have hoses long enough to reach the fire from the hydrants, it probably doesn't matter how big the trucks are. in fact I can envision a practicality to small fire trucks.

Hilda said...

Our firetrucks should be modeled after yours. They'd definitely be better able to handle Manila's narrow streets!

Good-looking firemen you have there ;)

Saretta said...

They say firemen are *always* cute...I don't know if that's actually possible... ;-)

Steffe said...

I guess they are better for narrow alleys and streets.

Vogon Poet said...

FDNY they aren't, but probably Steffe is right about streets and alleys. No waving flag behind either...

Ming the Merciless said...

It's true about everything is bigger in NYC. The portion size of food alone is enough to shock most foreigners. Oh yeah, and the fire trucks too.