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16Feb/064

Loading Boxes

On my daily walk through Greek town I often get to see workers unloading food and other supplies for the numerous restaurants in the area.Usually the boxes are brought in through a back or front door, as one would assume. But this morning I got to see an interesting little conveyor belt that was hiding behind an inconspicuous trap door that I have probably walked by (without noticing) for the better part of two years. I took a quick video if you want to see it too. There is a silent symphony behind the visible world around us. Sometimes its fascinating, mostly it's mundane.

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  • n8

    Wow. I thought I was into strange things. It is amazing the new discoveries one can find in the most familiar places. Imagine what the city streets were like in the time of coal and milk delivery. did these guys ask what you were doing?

  • http://youknow n8

    Wow. I thought I was into strange things. It is amazing the new discoveries one can find in the most familiar places. Imagine what the city streets were like in the time of coal and milk delivery. did these guys ask what you were doing?

  • http://mike.shannonandmike.net Mike B.

    Strangely the guys just kept on moving the boxes without even noticing me (and I was right next to them pointing a camera in their face). It made the whole process surreal (which is partly why I blogged it). I was reminded of social experiments in cities where people treat others (who were not known personally) as if they were simply moving parts of the city; for example when individuals step over someone laying on the ground instead of bending over to offer assistance. It’s not “cold” or “harsh” – it’s “necessary” given our finite time and energy in this world.

  • mike

    Strangely the guys just kept on moving the boxes without even noticing me (and I was right next to them pointing a camera in their face). It made the whole process surreal (which is partly why I blogged it). I was reminded of social experiments in cities where people treat others (who were not known personally) as if they were simply moving parts of the city; for example when individuals step over someone laying on the ground instead of bending over to offer assistance. It’s not “cold” or “harsh” – it’s “necessary” given our finite time and energy in this world.