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circus preperations

By gwynn56  
this the main street through town , they started to lay turf down the main town center streeet prior to the days events held on the ocasion of the circus comming to town ...oooooops did i say circus , i mean the so called olympic torch relay , this street will be closed to traffic from 3am till 11pm today , though the circus not going down this street it going around the town avoiding it , they gonna be holding events for school children etc on the turf ,, i wonder how much other towns have wasted on this olympic circus
apparently it the local traders that paying for the turfing , the council probably wasting the tax payers money on a big banquet for themselves and a few dignatories over in the main town ,

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
24 Jun 2012 8:28AM
Turf!!!!! Your town put expensive grass down in the main street!!!!! What a waste!

I'm wondering, has it been a) washed away or b) stolen yet?

I just can't believe any council thought this was a good idea!

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 9:08AM
An excellent piece of reportage photography, which for me ticks all the right boxes and many more. A very informative pre-narrative.

Regards Nathan
jdinne 15 16 England
24 Jun 2012 9:20AM
Very good Gywnn, coming our way today too. Not got turf though Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 9:34AM
hard to believe .....
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 9:39AM
Great photo, but, I agree it's a waste of money, the council should be ashamed to squander other peoples money like this.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 10:04AM
Interesting narrative to accompany the shot.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
24 Jun 2012 10:12AM
Agree with the comments, waste of money when they are taking free milk from some school children.


Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2012 11:56AM
Maybe they'll reuse the turf somehere else.
bet you fell better getting that lot of your chest.
Good reporterage and image Gwynn.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Jun 2012 12:31PM
I could do with some of that lot - re-turf my lawn just lovely it would. Great reportage.

bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
24 Jun 2012 4:35PM
Very unusual, what a waste of money, Bill.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
24 Jun 2012 4:50PM
You were right the first time a "circus" indeed and a money wasting one at that......Is it just me or is everyone else fed up with the Olympics???.....Sheeesh....They haven't even started yet!

Ade Tongue
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
25 Jun 2012 6:59AM
A great idea and captured very well.

KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 2:27PM
Totally bizarre!


25 Jun 2012 2:45PM
Great shot, very unusual and fascinating image.

John Smile
Disgusting waste of money... But least u saw the town greener Tongue
Mike_Smith Plus
10 482 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 7:03PM
Exactly its a big circus, does look strange though seeing turf in the street
25 Jun 2012 7:04PM
Great narrative Gwynn. Does not matter what part of the country you live in I believe all councils squander the public money.
gwynn56 6 87 England
25 Jun 2012 7:50PM
yep councils like squandering taxpayers money thats true , and politicians like to squander it on themselves Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2012 6:41AM
How bizarre! Whatever next!
Well spotted and it produced quite an interesting shot...
meniko 7 Cyprus
26 Jun 2012 4:01PM
this is a fascinating image , somehow and
I like it!
I f they wouldn't celebrate that "circus", that pic wouldn't exist.
Come on, Gwynn, lets face that fact Smile))
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
26 Jun 2012 7:24PM
A nice bit of photojournalism.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Jun 2012 9:17PM
Not what you expect to see in the main street, like your description of the Torch relay
Regards Richard
moiral 8 12 Scotland
27 Jun 2012 9:22PM
Wonder if I could get some of that turf for the garden. Can you ask when you see them coming out of the banquet TongueTongueTongueGrin. Moira
27 Jun 2012 9:41PM
Great photo the council should be turfed out
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 4:07AM
What a bizarre thing to do in these cash strapped times. Good reportage.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
28 Jun 2012 2:18PM
Definately a waste of money Gwynn.
As there is hardly any sun nowadays,
the ladies won't even be able to use it for a spot of topless sunbathing !!
Good shot.
30 Jun 2012 8:54PM
Great photo, I agree it's a waste of money
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2012 3:26PM
I've seen this done somewhere in France where they do it every year for a festival. Can't remember where. Definately a topical picture in these austere times. Well caught.

3 Aug 2012 6:53AM
Very nice image well captured.
Allen, Smile
Cool looking street!!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 7:56AM
Total waste but a good shot well captured.Smile
OceanOak 6 3
12 Aug 2012 9:19PM
Don't have much against hosting the Olympics but part of the idea is that there is some betterment, social housing, training facilities etc. but here the turf will have to be lifted again, hardly a Champs-Élysées in the making. Maybe it will go to returf some Council property. Great photo, one for the history books. Assume that grass hasn't been added in Photoshop. Tongue
18 Jun 2014 10:40AM
Interesting photograph.

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