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photoblog image Nu Aesthetics: Outsourcing Started Long Ago

Nu Aesthetics: Outsourcing Started Long Ago

...and it was not a technical support or a customer service.  :-)

Nu Aesthetics: Outsourcing Started Long Ago

...and it was not a technical support or a customer service.  :-)

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Apr 2009, 11:59
Cast iron work has been an Indian export specialty for many years.
Lovely piece, VZ.
vz-nostalgia: How would I know, Ray? It was a total suprise for me to discover this on Peachtree Street. smile
fine shot Victor, love the textures/light heresmile
vz-nostalgia: there is nothing more to it, Tim, just teh textures and the light. I think at times we need to forget about all the philosophies and just enjoy the work of light and textures. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2009, 20:52
Those lights and textures, Viktor, sketch our worlds for us. I suppose it is the same even in India, where they probably have USA sketched in lights and textures too smile
vz-nostalgia: You bet. Whole cities in India (say, Bangalore or Chennai) have "USA" stamped on them and not only in light and textures. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Apr 2009, 21:04
Interesting thoughts about outsourcing. Whether it is/was outsourcing or sourcing cheap labour is something else to consider. But then one shouldn't try to read too much into a manhole cover - it may have been either the rajah or the sahib's foundry smile

Great patterns caught in the picture.
vz-nostalgia: I don't know in which category McDonald's falls, Louis, outsourcing or sourcing cheap labor, but an Indian friend of mine told me that in their Indian McDonald's menu big mac goes as Maharaja Burger. smile This still cracks me up. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Apr 2009, 21:37
vz-nostalgia: Believe me, there was nothing kitschy about this manhole cover, Ms. Philine. smile What could evoke some kitschiness was my sorry ass, indecently sticking way up, when I was standing on my knees on teh busiest street in Atlanta trying to compose a good picture. smile
If a Swiss magazine can dedicate a whole issue to the manholes of New York, I might start my own series Manholes of Atlanta. smile I think I already have one in my archive for a starter. Let's see... here it is:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Nu_Aesthetics%3A_A_Zen_of_Plumbing_/
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 21 Apr 2009, 21:40
and they claim pyramid as their work as well on there...

It's really an ancient treasure map has something to do with one of the pyramids...

(I see you had your fingers/brain checked by doctors, you're getting there, still one "teh" under your reply to tim hitchins....) smile
vz-nostalgia: If you find the treasure using this ancient treasure map, Ti, I want my 50%. smile
(see I managed not to write a single "the" in this sentence smile)
Damn, I did write one. smile Well, at least I wrote it right. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2009, 22:03
Yo're dead right there Vik. Well spotted
vz-nostalgia: In this case, I might qualify to be a spotter, Chris. smile Let's see...
spot·ter (sp¼t“…r) n. 1. One that applies spots. 2. One that looks for, locates, and reports something, as: a. A military or civil defense lookout. b. Informal. A person hired to detect dishonest acts by employees, as in a bank. 3. Sports. a. One who identifies players on the field, as for a radio or television announcer. b. One who is responsible for watching and guarding a performer during practice to prevent injury, as in gymnastics or water-skiing. 4. One employed by a dry cleaner to remove spots.

I hope it's not the definition No.4 you had mind, Chris. smile Personally, I would prefer to earn my living as No.1 smile and at times I think that is exactly what I was doing all my life, applying random spots on the pristine canvas of society.. smile
Manhole cover..Well..You made a fine image of it VZ.
vz-nostalgia: Are you saying I made an image out of nothing, Ron? smile
¿Es el próximo destino? Yo me apunto.
Saludos.
vz-nostalgia: Next destination? I'd love it to be. I always wanted to go to India. I missed the good time to go and have to wait now until the US dollar is worth something once again. smile
Gorgeous texture and colour Viktor
vz-nostalgia: Fairly simple mixture of these two, Pam. smile
  • claude
  • France
  • 7 May 2009, 21:53
Beautiful lighting and textures here, a very nice picture!
vz-nostalgia: welcome back to Nostalgia, Claude. It's been awhile. smile
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