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Sunday 9 February 2014

Bins of Kolkata

I wasn't expecting to ever publish a blog post about public litter bins, but since Kolkata has a lot of unique 'garbage cans' I thought it was worth a share. 
These images were mainly taken in a particular park but that was only because the light bulb clicked at that moment to capture them. I had previously spotted creative bins around town, particularly in public spaces. 
The jaw shape on this croc isn't the most practical of designs...
Not all the public bins in India are overflowing with litter as one may be led to believe
This one would have been happier stationed at a swimming pool rather than a park
Conclusion? The bins in Kolkata are far superior to the bins we have in London! 
I should point out. Indian fire extinguishers are pretty cool too:

1 comment:

  1. Loving your travel posts! Nice to see irreverent bits on the funny little things that make places what they are rather than the standard landmarks, trite tourist activities etc.

    And I love, too, a good bin. Do you remember the ones in the old Lewisham shopping precinct where the rubbish went into the animal's mouths? A highlight of my childhood (like I said, it's the little things...)