Wednesday, January 9, 2013

MY GUTTER FEELING TELLS ME... (009/365 DAYS, V3.0)

I don't fancy myself a poet, 
nor could I picked a worse topic, 
but...


From beneath, 
The whisper. 
Underneath your feet, 
The gutter!!

The water ripples, 
The water flows!!
The pressure cripples, 
The sewer blows!!


Is Montreal sinking? 
No, 
but it may soon be flooding...


If our sewer system can't handle a mild thawing in January, 
what will it be like in March or April, 
during a massive thaw?!?


I'm just relieved the top of the sewer didn't fly off [for now
nor did the street collapse [yet, like we've seen elsewhere... a little too often!!]. 
This may be just a preview. 
Welcome to Montreal-en-Venise!!! 
:D~ 
HUGZ

18 comments:

  1. Do you ever see "Project Runway"? If so, you might remember Season 2 when Andrae created that gorgeous dress inspired by gutter water. If not, Google it. That's an order.

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    1. Ah well!!
      If you can tell me which episode, it would help.
      Santino seems to be the one I remember most,
      especially due to his imitation of Tim Rice...
      :)~
      HUGZ

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    2. I loved Santino's imitation of Tim GUNN. He'd say, "Where is Andrae?" So Andrea was in that mix. It took awhile to find it, but it was Episode 8. If you search "Gutter Water dress" in Google OR in Google Images, you'll see it.

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    3. Ah, now I remember!! (Found it on Google Images)
      I remember I didn't much like how it tied in the back,
      but the front was interesting with the beading and draping flowing across.
      :)~
      HUGZ

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  2. Whoa! Nothing like antique gutters to make one feel secure.

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    1. Antique you say?
      Not far from the truth here.
      I live in an old city district, so, antique sewers they are!!
      One morning, one street is closed [for weeks/months],
      than the next day, it's the street next to it...
      We need a major overhaul here.
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  3. Only you Bruno could make a gutter/sewer top look beautiful! Great pics and poem!

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    1. I try!! Oh, I do try!!
      I had a migraine today but I still managed to quickly drop this here before going to bed...
      Still fragile here, but low lights, no noise help.
      The water spurting like that made me think of the Cabochon rings my mother used to love wearing,
      those large gemstones. Surely you remember...
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  4. LOL.... only you could find a poem in the sewer!
    I love the poem, but the pictures are pretty gross!!!!
    I think every city has sewer problems and you would think with the type of technology we are capable of these days someone would come up with a better solution to this issue rather than a tunnel under decrepid ground!

    <3

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    1. One finds inspiration where one can!!!

      We can land a man on the moon but they'd be damn if they found a solution to our sewer problems.
      I think I'm moving to Mars!!!
      :D~
      HUGZ

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  5. Une bouche d’égout rouillée t'inspire de la poésie?!?
    Faut être artiste sur un moyen temps!! ;¬D

    Belles photos, et j'espère que le système d'égout tiendra le coup dans ton secteur!
    Mais un jour ou l'autre... plouf!
    Car la ville a plutôt tendance à réparer qu'à prévenir, du moins c'est ce à quoi on nous a habitués...

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    1. A mon age, un rien me titille!!!!!......................
      ;)~
      Pour ce qui est de l'egout, les ouvriers etaient la aujourd'hui.
      Tu devrais voir le trou qu'ils ont fait.
      C'est comme amputer une jambe pour un ongle incarne...
      C'est pour dire a quel point la situation doit etre desastreuse.
      Comme d'habitude...
      Je sais pas ce que ca va prendre pour qu'ils prennent la situation au serieux.
      :/~
      HUGZ

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  6. Ça prend $$$$$$. Et si un ménage interne peut être fait à la ville, du moins pour les prochains mois jusqu'à ce que tout recommence (soupir), ils auront peut-être des fonds pour certaines choses dont le système d'égout. Peut-être...

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    1. You're joking, right!?!
      Ils vont changer quelques faces,
      mais en dessous, ca reste pareil.
      Je ne me fais pas d'illusion....
      :(~
      HUGZ

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    2. Not really joking, but maybe dreaming...

      Les citoyens ne s'affirment pas assez! Ils sont électeurs, après tout! Tout le monde chiale dans son coin, mais il n'y a pas de mouvement de masse. Mis à part les évènements du printemps passé... Alors on subi notre mollesse.
      La ville a été atteinte dernièrement dans son laxisme, mais j'ai bien peur que tout se répète avant longtemps.

      On verra!

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    3. Bah!! Faut pas empailler le politicien avant de l'avoir juger...
      Mais tu conclues exactement comme je l'ai fais.
      Laxisme, ou cynisme?
      :)~
      HUGZ

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    4. En ce qui me concerne, c'est un beau (?) mélange des deux. Quand j'en aurai vraiment raz le ponpon, je serai peut-être plus active. Donc, je leur donne la permission de ne rien faire...

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    5. Ouin, en tous les cas...
      :D~
      HUGZ

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