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Friday, December 28, 2007

PhotoHunt: Messy


This week's theme is Messy. These pics show the hideous, messy sight that greeted me one spring morning, a couple of years ago. I was taking a walk towards the city centre, when I passed an empty house which had been taken over by squatters. This messy, unfenced patch of land, littered with broken furniture and other bits of garbage, was actually the back garden. For some reason, the wall had either fallen, or been knocked down, so it was used as a dumping ground by illegal fly-tippers. (I obscured the name of the street on the sign, as it's not too far from where I lived at the time).



Just along from the unfenced back garden, I spotted a pile of household refuse spilling out of torn sacks, on what could have been a nice, raised patio area. As I drew nearer, I saw several rats eating decaying food from the plate situated near the edge of the wall. I'm pleased to say they scattered as soon as they realized I was there.



The house wall also looked messy, with graffiti daubed all over it.



You can't actually tell from this pic, but when I peeked through the window, there was a hideous mess inside, loads of junk, garbage, rotting food, takeaway cartons, bottles, beer cans, syringes, etc.



I took the above pics to show to the local council. I was disgusted by the filth outside, and the vermin it was attracting. I'm pleased to say that the property has since changed hands and been renovated. The garden is fenced off, the unofficial rats' cafeteria is now a patio area, and the graffiti has also been removed. It has had a total makeover, with new, clean occupants, and no longer looks messy.

27 comments:

jennwa said...

Very messy!! Have a great weekend.

Pat said...

Wow - what a mess! Glad it has been cleaned up.

Happy New Year!

Carver said...

That is definitely messy and would have bothered me too. Especially the rats.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh dear, this is not good. Very messy indeed. I'm happy to hear it's been cleaned up!
Rocky Mountain Retreat

kljs said...

Very messy..... doesn't anyone clean that up?

http://kennyljs.com/

Rebecca said...

Messy, msessy, messy...

JesieBlogJourney said...

That's messy. Good thing you got this shot before the clean up.

Mine is ready too.

Rach said...

Am glad it's been cleaned up, those were very messy pics!

Janna said...

Wow, you're right; this WAS a terrible mess. Good thing you took pictures of it to show the council.
And I'm glad to hear it eventually got renovated. Good news! :)
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napaboaniya said...

Thank goodness that house has since been renovated :)
Have a great 2008 ahead!!!
It's not a Weekend;It's a Lifestyle

T.R. said...

Oooh, now that's depressing messy. I have bloody messy if you care to visit.

TiOheM said...

Garbage and vandalism are messy. My messy is about garbage but tons of it. Have a great weekend.

eastcoastlife said...

That is really an eyesore! I would have reported to the authorities too.

Happy New Year!

bisdakbabbles said...

So messy! It's just right showing these photos to the local council.

~Yen~ said...

Oh..vandalism..messy alright! Those pics are perfect for the theme! My Photo Hunt is up as well! Enjoy the rest of the Holidays!

A. said...

What a dreadful mess! Thank goodness it has been cleared up.

the teach said...

Wow, Siani, what a terrible MESS! Probably dangerous health too. What are "fly-tippers?" Great pix, though. Happy New Year to you! You been a great blogger friend.

Dragonstar said...

That's certainly messy! Just think of having to live near that!

Dragonheart and Merlin said...

Very messy indeed! I'm glad that area has since been cleaned up!

Dragonheart

denz said...

wooohoooo!!! that's really a messy one! indeed you have a great picture,keep it up...

mine is up here:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy New Year!

Liza said...

It's such a mess. Nice of you to raise awareness on this matter, and I'm glad to hear that it's all cleaned up.

Liz said...

Urgh! Very messy. Makes me proud to come from Swansea!!

Happy New Year to you.

Daisy said...

Yeck! That's one of the messiest things I have seen yet. People are so rude. I am glad it got all cleaned up. I would not like to have to look at that all the time!

nina said...

Although I am not a big fan of tagging and graffiti I am a big fan of photography of graffiti. I really enjoyed your pics!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

nina

Gattina said...

I think you pictures are the messiest once I have seen today ! How terrible to have such a thing in your neighborhood. Fortunately it is over now. Some people are worse than pigs !

admin said...

You did have a mess. I hope the council helped to sort it for you. Best wishes for 2008
Sara from farmingfriends

SabineM said...

what a shame! GOod thing they did something to change things around!

 
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