For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Thursday, 11 February 2010

50 Objects

A list of 50 objects I found discarded near the roadside between Seville and Salamanca:

Tin cans, a saucepan, plastic drinks' bottles, glass beer bottles, cigarette butts, cigarette packets, crisp packets, yoghurt pots, newspapers, magazines, a traffic cone, an oil drum, tin foil, car tyres, car wheel trims, plastic bags, broken glass, sweet wrappers, local election posters, condoms, women's tights, a sandal, assorted articles of clothing, tissues, waste building materials such as bricks, tiles and concrete, broken crockery, cardboard cartons, olive oil containers, lottery tickets, rubber hosing, wire fencing, CDs, a girl's doll, a length of rope, a car seat, a microwave, a metal sign saying 'Coto Privado de Caza', a mattress, a bird cage, a plastic bucket, paint tins, a briefcase, a sun lounger, a kitchen chair, an electric lamp and shade, a plastic lunch box, a cash register, a lavatory bowl, a dead dog, a dead goat.

The most numerous items were Coca Cola cans and bottles. So congratulations to the USA for winning this one!

(Posted from Zamora, on the Vía de la Plata, Spain.)

2 comments:

Dominic Rivron said...

Shades of The Generation Game. Sadly, no cuddly toy. :)

The Solitary Walker said...

But you haven't YET had the next list of 50, Dominic, which includes a microwave, a burned-out car AND cuddly toy! Patience, patience! Oh, on second thoughts, I don't think I'll bother, I've got a walk to do...