I love the laundry service around Jakarta. Just two doors over from this place is the dry cleaner I use, Londre, but this sign had an old school feel to it. Also, for those of you who are into safety, check out the larger version of this – the electrical connections up there…well, I don’t like to look. It seems like a bunch of extension cords all spliced off the main lines.
I was driving out to a friend’s house tonight to watch the (pitiful) hockey game when I saw this. I think I ticked off my wife as I pulled over and threatened to miss the first puck-drop just to snap this photo.
I think it was worth it. Although, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to focus on the sunset or the Hydro high-wires – WordPress’ photo challenge this week is “Two Subjects“. They’re both at about the 1/3 mark (rule of thirds) in the photo, but they’re competing with each other for your attention. Ah well…still pretty.
Electricity is power. Without it, we’d have no lights, televisions, movies, lcd projectors, cameras, computers, internet, cell phones, iPods, cars…um…the list goes on in a long, long mile.
(Please feel free to send me comments about how things like these can run in some manual, un-powered way. I know. My Pentax K1000 is completely manual, but still relies on a battery for the light meter and a whole crap-load of power to convert the film into photos, as an example.)
Religion, however, has started wars and brought peace. It has ended lives by transporting the dying into another realm, while started lives through dedications and christenings. It has started and ended civilizations. It has inspired creation and destruction.
I know which one I think is more powerful. What about you?