Saturday, December 22, 2007

Sadly ...


Pollution, Antwerpen, originally uploaded by - di.

A photograph of the city side of Antwerpen shows the pollution we're living with at the moment.

Each day, at least 120,000 vehicles use the ring road around our city, add the industrial pollution created here and the mess that was blown over from Germany and this was our today.

6 comments:

Claudia said...

If you hadn't said anything I would have just assumed the dark ring around the steeple to be clouds. We've really done a number on our world as humans, haven't we? So Sad.

Di Mackey said...

It is sad, isn't it. I almost didn't photograph it but it's on the other side of the apartment ...

Peter said...

Well, my dearest s/o had to use a ventolin inhaler as the smog got to him...

I'm near the river and any wind tend to blow away any fog, but at present there's no wind at all.

Peter said...

Well, my dearest s/o had to use an inhaler as the smog got to him...

I'm near the river (the cleanest part of town due to a 500m wide stream) and the slightest wind tends to blow away any fog, but at present there's no wind at all...

furiousBall said...

wow, i live in new jersey and i'm saying wow

Di Mackey said...

It was like that in Istanbul too, Peter and the Bosphorous was the magical place to go if you wanted clear air because it blew most things away.

Belgium is at the crossroads of Europe, furiousball and the traffic volume is huge, add to that the industry here and the fact that Germany has industrial pollution problems that blow over us depending on wind direction and voila ...