Park Pod Karabem, our local park, is actually quite beautiful in the spring. Every tree seems to be flowering, displaying a brilliant show that is truly 4D. Needless to say, we’ve been enjoying our walks to the max.
But, it wouldn’t be Liben if there wasn’t some trash to make the scenery really colourful.
And while I recognize the good intention behind leaving a bag of old toys/crafts/etc. I’m not sure this is the way to leave things:
Also, you shouldn’t include old drug dispensers.
However, we finally had a lot of fun with the sifter 🙂
A friend, and fellow Liben resident, sent this photo to me this morning:
And while it’s nice to see that some people know where the textile recycling is, it did remind me that Liben has a little bit of an issue when it comes to disposing of our old rags – we just don’t seem to know where to get rid of them.
For example, you can find them dumped in the forest.
Tossed down the riverbank:
Lying on the park stairs:
Or any old street corner:
I know this sounds obvious, but it needs to be said – this is Liben people, you should really keep your shoes on!
A couple of days ago I came home to find a pile of packing foam strewn across one of the small corner fields near the tram stop. It’s all plastic, and consists of tons of very small pieces. The wind had already blown much of it all over the neighborhood, to the point that I was able to find pieces over 5 blocks away. I can’t imagine any of it will find a landfill, but I would be willing to place bets they find a water source.
So far I’ve only been posting pics of the trash we find in Liben, but make no mistake about it, there’s a lot of shit here too.
Below is what I’ve begun referring to as the Shit Zone. It’s between our apartment and the park, and there is so much shit here that I literally have to pick up my son and carry him over it. FYI – he’s still learning to walk, so he falls a lot. The Shit Zone is not somewhere you want to fall.