08 June, 2009

What Happens When You Park Where You Shouldn't - Rome, Italy - My World




I find it interesting that the locals in Rome get quite creative(well, I suppose you would have to) when it comes to parking their vehicles. Space is at a premium and every one owns a car, or so it seems. This is the first time I have seen this contraption physically removing a car from a space where it should not have been parked. I thought it worthy of a photograph or two. Taken on the Viale Trastevere near the Piazza Ippolito Nievo.


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31 comments:

Daryl said...

This is so funny ... ah Rome ..

barb said...

Ooops. He probably just had to run in real quick for something. Now it'll cost time and money! Love the warm glow in these photos.

Pam said...

I guess it was a bad idea to park there but you captured some great shots... cute car!

Guy D said...

That is quite funny, great pics.

Have a fantastic week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

ewok1993 said...

It looked like anytown USA to me except that I saw the writings on the back of the polizia. This is funny. BTW, I loved the color on that car.

Janie said...

At first I feared that the contraption was taking your car away! I'm glad to hear you were just observing.
Interesting photo. Poor auto owner will be sorry when he returns.

alicesg said...

Very interesting to see the daily lifestyle on your part of the world.

Babooshka said...

Not a problem we tend to have here. Lovely hazy light to these.

Lantaw said...

I like your post processing. great photos!

Marja said...

Ha ha in the lift That owner will be surprised

Wren said...

Despite the tiny size of many of the cars, Rome does seem a bit like a giant traffic jam. And there are so many pedestrians, too! It's a living and vibrant city because of all that, but still I can imagine a constant battle of wits between drivers/parkers and the traffic authorities.

Gaelyn said...

I've never seen a car moved that way. Interesting.

ms toast burner said...

Nice to see a bit of gritty realism in your very dreamy photos! The contrast of that is very interesting...

Wolynski said...

Well, these cars are small enough to be picked up and thrown in the trash. Love the photos of Assisi, which I used to visit as a child.

Denise said...

How creative and great photos Erin. Enjoyed my trip back to Rome :)

Arija said...

It is a great money making project to take them away and have the owners pay a rensome fit for a king. Nice of you to grab the shots.

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot. Funny World.
Beautiful.
Luiz Ramos

SandyCarlson said...

Very clever parking, indeed! Crazy. These are beautiful shots, my friend.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing these shots with us! It's funny!

Baron's Life said...

I am overwhelmed and awed by your creativity..well done

Carver said...

Those are fun shots. I guess it would be less fun if that was my car in the wrong place being moved.

Tabib said...

Lucky it was not you car, otherwise it cost money to claim it back from police or city hall or maybe have to go to court.
Anyway a very good travel pictures.

magiceye said...

aaah.... this is great!

Ebie said...

A funny post Erin, and it was not a bad idea at all to take a photo.

Also, just let me know whenever you are here in LA.

Gattina said...

Hahaha ! that happens here too in Brussels !
I am not so excited to go to Italy because it's always the same. I know the Garda lake by heart since I am married since 40 years ! But I will enjoy the nice weather, the mountains and some friends. From the family there is only my SIL with husband and daughter and a cousin left all the others are dead by now of course. Now since 3 years we rent a little appartment at the lake that's nice.

MedaM said...

Oh, I can imagine how its owner was feeling when he saw that there was no his car there where he had parked it.

Annie said...

Very interesting!

Loved the blue skies in your previous post...just wonderful photos!

Thanks for popping by my My World post this week. I am lucky to be here in NYC, but my time here comes to an end very soon. Home to Australia then!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This Is So Funny !! They Are Taking The Vehicle With Crane !! Nice One ...Also I Have Started My Own Website And Would Like You To Have A Look At It.I Would Love To Have Your Comments On That Also.Unseen Rajasthan

Regina said...

Great. Nice Italian thing.

Martha Z said...

That's one way to get people to comply!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol! Hah! How funny! I like that little green car, though. Good for you capturing that moment.

~Lisa