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photoblog image Tyres or tires for our American friends

Tyres or tires for our American friends

A form of recycling I guess

Tyres or tires for our American friends

A form of recycling I guess

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Manila, Philippines
  • 18 May 2011, 00:37
Additional uses, without re-manufacture, seems like a useful process, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I'm all for being Greengrin
Great shot Bill....at least it keeps the boats from scratching the pier...or vise versa....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I suppose it does Peter
Awe, thanks for including us Americans! Cool shot! My Dad used to make swings out of old tires - very hot in the middle of July!
Bill Phillips: smile what would we do without you? People still do and use them on fitness trails too
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2011, 07:04
Awww. Thanks for the tip of your hat, Bill. smile Astrid and I saw a gazillion of these on our recent sea voyage. More than you could shake a stick at. I'm just glad to know they have a use after they're used up. Excellent light!
Bill Phillips: Shucks Ginnie I'll tip my hat to you anytime smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 May 2011, 07:06
More a form of protection really
Bill Phillips: What like a condom you mean?
Those two tyres tied together make a rather tired tier of tyres. Oops ... that will bring tears to your eyes.
Bill Phillips: You have stopped taking the medication again haven't you Mr Trim?
Very atmospheric photo!!
Bill Phillips: Thank you kindly Marion...i must catch up on your site
This must be on the side of a barge Bill. When I was a lad we used to see them go by our house loaded with salt. This was just after the war when there was a shortage of lorries
Bill Phillips: I wrote the lyrics for a song about the Salt from Droitwich Going across to France. Another of my salt songs is on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3kStiuTRrI
Very good Bill, tones and light are perfect. I used to have a tyre swing! smile
Bill Phillips: You still see them.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 May 2011, 09:04
Burning tyres were also used to get rid of squealers over here. Nowadays they are used to mark spots of bad service delivery. Many uses, just by disposing of them.
Bill Phillips: If they burnt tyres here for bad service there would soon be a shortage
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 May 2011, 10:28
Old tyres here are chip tp put under swing in parks
Bill Phillips: Similarly here too vintage
I like the way you've used the light here, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Graeme
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 May 2011, 12:16
Good lighting in this. I assume that they are there as some sort of protection?
Bill Phillips: A reasonable assumption I would think Alan
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 18 May 2011, 12:21
Great B&W image
Bill Phillips: Thank you Scarlet.
Good to see them put to good use. We have an old tyre in our garage they won't take at our local amenity tip, could make a swing for the Granddaughter I suppose.
Bill Phillips: It is an idea Brian
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 18 May 2011, 12:58
B&W I was right, still I had a 50-50 chance of being correct. Also you had done the choccie box recently so I felt it was time for a blackie.

ps I like it.
Bill Phillips: Alas I am more predictable than I thought.
Great play of light in this one, Bill! What is that, a swing for shipbuilders? lol
Bill Phillips: Well it could be I supposegrin
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 May 2011, 15:41
Nice shot, I had a pair of sandals I bought in Morocco with car tyre soles, used to be common practice in Africa.
Bill Phillips: I bet you could go round corners well John

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