Saturday, August 7, 2010

Smoker's bench in front of medical facility

20 comments:

bfarr said...

I am surprised that this is so close to the building. And not far from the door.

magiceye said...

sure looks uncomfortable!

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot -- crystal clear.

I don't smoke, but I give smokers a break -- we all have bad habits of some kind.

Paula said...

To their credit, it does look pretty uninviting.
I've never seen an ash receptacle like that. Where I come from smokers just throw their butts in the street like nature intended.
;)

Small City Scenes said...

At a medical center? How rude. cough cough!! MB

Cezar and Léia said...

I bet that now and then it is used by doctors...
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

Funny ashtray.

VP said...

That obelisk belongs to a cemetery! Did the put it there to scare away smokers?

Hilda said...

I was wondering what the baby obelisk was…

Francisca said...

Oh, yes... bfarr's point is good. Isn't there a 30-foot rule or something like that?

[Thank you for introducing me to Haley. "Arf" right back to her, please. :-)

And Jacob, (I am smiling) where was the bread you toasted for breakfast made? Where did the coffee/tea come from? The orange juice? Where was your morning newspaper printed? Where was your car made? How about the last pair of earrings you bought for Lois Anne? Or even the house/condo you live in, who built it?... shall I offer a little wager...? not in China? :-D Off my soapbox, now.]

JM said...

The weirdest ashtray I've ever seen! :-)

anjoe playhouse said...

Well, the help is near if you get the smoke in your eyes or down the wrong way :-D

Daryl said...

Absurd but I have seen doctors and nurses outside hospitals smoking ...

Sharon said...

Sometimes I have to hold my breath when I enter and exit a building.

Jarart said...

And the bench is empty! Our medical buildings have the smoking area much further away from the door.

Marie said...

This photo and the previous one are wonderful. I love animals and reflections :-)))

I was not pulling your leg at all. :-)There was no fountain and no statue left. But the day after both reappeared. I guess workers removed the statue to clean it and they turned off the fountain for one day.

Wolynski said...

Every time I pass a hospital, there's tons of nurses smoking outside. I guess it's a stressful job.

EG Wow said...

I'm [leased to see there's no one there. :)

Steffe said...

I sure am glad I gave up smoking all those years ago.

tapirgal said...

Uh huh, a bench! Nicely photographed. I've begun to see those ashtrays around here, too. They are hardly inconspicuous. I think I still prefer the ones with sand in them. Better yet, I wish there were no need for them.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson