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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: The Story of W

My Peachtree Street: The Story of W

Long time ago, when Dubya was a little letter, he often dreamed of fame and glory of being on the very top of an important plumbing fixture. The pass-by mothers would tell their youngsters: "See this good-looking shiny letter? If you don't listen to your mommy, you'll never get that rich and famous like letter Dubya".So sweet and beautiful that dream was.
The time has passed and loving hands installed our Dubya on the crown place, on top of an important plumbing fixture. A sweet taste of pride filled Dubya's metal soul.

Ah, little did he know how harsh the life beyond the bubble is. A filthy dirty concrete has almost choked him to his death. The passer-bys stepped rudely on his face. Fly-over birds crapped on his shiny body. Bad-mannered cars splashed nasty dirty water over time after time.

This angered W so much, he often thought: "...unscrew myself and spray all over you, ungrateful plebeians, the plumbing sludge, I hold inside under such pressure".  Thank god the concrete held it tight.

Years passed. The rust ate deep through the metal of his body, along with all surrounding rings.  For sheer safety of our lovely street, please, call The Plumber now. It might be late tomorrow.

 

Don't f@#k it up, America, this time. 

My Peachtree Street: The Story of W

Long time ago, when Dubya was a little letter, he often dreamed of fame and glory of being on the very top of an important plumbing fixture. The pass-by mothers would tell their youngsters: "See this good-looking shiny letter? If you don't listen to your mommy, you'll never get that rich and famous like letter Dubya".So sweet and beautiful that dream was.
The time has passed and loving hands installed our Dubya on the crown place, on top of an important plumbing fixture. A sweet taste of pride filled Dubya's metal soul.

Ah, little did he know how harsh the life beyond the bubble is. A filthy dirty concrete has almost choked him to his death. The passer-bys stepped rudely on his face. Fly-over birds crapped on his shiny body. Bad-mannered cars splashed nasty dirty water over time after time.

This angered W so much, he often thought: "...unscrew myself and spray all over you, ungrateful plebeians, the plumbing sludge, I hold inside under such pressure".  Thank god the concrete held it tight.

Years passed. The rust ate deep through the metal of his body, along with all surrounding rings.  For sheer safety of our lovely street, please, call The Plumber now. It might be late tomorrow.

 

Don't f@#k it up, America, this time. 

comments (23)

Very nice picture... and a fine story. :;
vz-nostalgia: Glad you like them both, Larry.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 Oct 2007, 01:53
LOL, Viktor. I love where you're coming from!!! smile
vz-nostalgia: I hope it's not a plumbing waste pipe, Ginnie. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Oct 2007, 04:52
Rusted plumbing and concrete as high art and political satire...that takes some doing, VZ, but I feel you have executed it sublimely.
vz-nostalgia: smile At first, I wasn't sure, if I should post it, as it might upset some people. On other hand, I love the country I live now. It's very sick at the moment,and there is nothing I can do to help, beside just to say a few words in its defense on its native language that I recently learned.
thats truly excellent ...poetry!!!! and my sentiments exactly. Great shot and even better words to accompany it!
vz-nostalgia: Don't get excited too much, Liam. smile It's only a picture and a few words. I wish i could do more to help my new country to get back to healthy rails. smile
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 9 Oct 2007, 07:47
Bravo !!!
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, bro.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Oct 2007, 11:04
Now just get a couple of million citizens to read this. Ode to a W.

Strong message and picture. And I believe it is needed.
vz-nostalgia: ...a couple of millions, Louis? Well, get to work, my friend, that's why we have an ecard option here at shutter. smile
A very strong image with strong sentiments to back it up. A parable for our times indeed - what a great imagination you have! Love the image too.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: Good to know we're on the same wave length, Ms. Ingrid. smile
  • Beth
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2007, 14:31
I love it Viktor!
I hope this country finally does wake up from the plumbing sludge nightmare.
vz-nostalgia: I'm afraid that just waking up is already not enough, Ms. Beth. The country needs a good competent honest Plumber. It might take a generation to clean the mess we're in now.
This seems copyright recorded to fire! Very a well captured detail. Bravo!
vz-nostalgia: My word bubbling probably doesn't make much sense, when translated to Spanish by Google translator, but the little sketch I wrote is an inseparable part of the image, Jose. To understand the picture, you got to understand the text. smile
very nice idea ! And I love your text too !!
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate it, Zeb.
  • yegor zyryanov
  • United States
  • 9 Oct 2007, 22:41
nice picture. you really have come a long way with your photography. i love showing off all of your work to my friends who are photography majors at Ga State. Of course they all love it!
vz-nostalgia: Wow, you really surprised me with your visit, Yegor. Thanks a bunch. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Oct 2007, 08:35
Came across your blog, love your pictures, the story is great, had to read it 'out loud' though but I 'got' the picture LOL smile
vz-nostalgia: Glad you stumbled upon Nostalgia, Ms. Astrid. Now you know the path.
  • blackdog
  • Bath on dial up!
  • 10 Oct 2007, 15:03
Excellent photo Viktor and I love the plumbing metaphor. Trouble is a good plumber is so hard to find!
vz-nostalgia: You damn right about the plumber, Mike!
I love this rusty texture... it comes out of my screen, written for ever !
vz-nostalgia: Hope you like the rusty texture of the message to this picture as well, Ms. Florence. smile
really good message....liking the image...
vz-nostalgia: You're welcome, PhotoSam. Any time.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 10 Oct 2007, 21:28
VZ, now this is what I call creativity---using a picture of a rusty W embedded in concrete to express your politcal views. When it comes to governments, I am reminded a quote by Winston Churchill,"Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." And yes, I agree, we Americans have some things to set right! Good for you for feeling passionate enough to put your thoughts on here and sharing them with us.
vz-nostalgia: Ms. Kathryn, I wouldn't say these are my "political" views, per se. I just expressed what many American people, and even more so, the most of the people in the world, think of the current occupant of the White House. That's it. My political convictions are much more complex then that. smile
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 11 Oct 2007, 05:29
Lovely detail.
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure. Though, that was less about the loveliness of the detail per se. smile
impressive

really impressive

the write up just improved a technically superb shot (if that's possible)
vz-nostalgia: smile kindly, Dr. Awe.
I'm impressed reading your stuff....I think I stick to trying to take decent pics smile

Would love to see the outer ring just tangent (that is not the right word...) the border, and not beeing a prt of the border...sorry, this is probably not making any sense....
vz-nostalgia: smile Aksel. Glad you like the other side of VZ smile
You are just way to clever....lol. Nice shot also.
vz-nostalgia: Good to hear from you, Ms. Gail.
Hey, VZ. You have a cool archive here. You also have impeccable taste to boot: Kurosawa was quite simply the best Director on this planet! smile
Sorry, forgot to say: this an excellent image & prose is OK too: reminiscent of Richard Brautigan...no mean thing!
vz-nostalgia: Hi Dave,
To compare my mumbling with Richard Brautigan's writing is like to give me a million dollars in advance!
When I watch Kurosawa's movies, I often freeze the frame to enjoy the impecable composition of the still. That's why it takes me three times longer to go through his movies. smile
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 12 Oct 2007, 04:12
Great image - love the texture. Great juxtaposition of text + image as well!
vz-nostalgia: Very kind of you, Les.
Really nice colour and texture. Interesting text too.
vz-nostalgia: Good to hear from you, Nigel.
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