Friday, June 5, 2009

Karcherizing against the Sticker and Poster Mess

The Cleaning Guys Removing Unwanted Posters and Stickers near the Palacio del Congreso Nacional in Buenos Aires, Argentina
These guys are working for the Cliba Group, the waste management and environmental engineering company of Buenos Aires. They are constantly removing unwanted stickers and posters from walls, poles and signs. It must feel like in the myth of Sisyphus. Soon after the removal new ones will be put up again but at least they make the task of pasting posters all over the city more difficult. Well, this area is highly frequented by tourists so it gets much more attention. These waste and recycling bins stand near the Palacio del Congreso Nacional (Argentine National Congress). A high pressure water jet seems obviously to be the best tool for this job.

4 comments:

Clueless in Boston said...

The vandals give them job security:)

Actually, why doesn't the city invest in materials that resist stickers, if there is such a thing. It must get quite expensive to clean them off periodically.

Abe Lincoln said...

I think this is one way to keep your city looking beautiful. Your photos are nice too.

You might like to read the story about us almost moving to Alaska...

Homesteading in Alaska

AB said...

Jobs for the cleaners and you get a fresh crop of stickers to photograph. A win-win situation.

Leans said...

Hola otra vez! Hablaras castellano supongo. Yo estuve estos ultimos dos meses en Baires y por lo menos alla limpian estas basuras, aca en Posadas todavia tenemos restos de la campaña de la querida Cristina!, Posadas tiene sus atractivos pero Misiones en Gral es hermoso, te invito a visitar Jardin America, y san Ignacio. Bueno Saludos