Mass Observation Project - How I Get Along

by Marjorie Mcdonald June. 06, 2011 5086 views

Many thanks to Jon [photoblog.com] for suggesting and coordinating this Mass Observation Project. It is in response to the project of the same name which took place in the United Kingdom in the 1930s and 40s to record everyday life. On the first Monday of each month Photoblog members will post a photo on a particular theme depicting life in their own country. A list of all of this month’s MOP photos can be found here. [photoblog.com]



A completely creepy “Only” for Ricky post is here. [photoblog.com]

As odd as it may sound, I don't drive a car. So if I need to transport myself from A to B… this is what I use.

Transporting little ones when you don't drive requires the use of one of these… making it easy to also transport things from the grocery store :)

My kids all love their bikes… it's their mode of tranport in the summer.

I was feeling so awful about the state of my unfriendly environment for flowers (see the last SH post [photoblog.com])… that I decided to weed it out today… I used the wheelbarrow to transport the resulting pile to the compost.

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Karman 6 years, 3 months ago

Cool Set

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Gregg Maretka 6 years, 4 months ago

excellant choices

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Ricardo 6 years, 4 months ago

omigosh! (omigosh? LOL) this is interesting! a lot of things to play with to travel. in talking in travel, when will i see your niagara shots? LOL gosh..i swear if i was in canada, i'd make my mum go there with me..or better, i'd pick the car, friends, camera, and GO ALONG ALONE! :D

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Anna-Marya Tompa 6 years, 4 months ago

excellent, I'm so embarrassed to be so dependent on the car; when children were little I mainly walked and carried them on backs and in buggies and I was pretty fit

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Lis 6 years, 4 months ago

btw, good job on your garden! :):)

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Lis 6 years, 4 months ago

thanks for sharing.. this is neat.. I love the bicycle shot.. not having a car is also good especially if you guys have an okay mode of transpo also good for exercise!

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Anggrekfoto 6 years, 4 months ago

Great set and #2 nice composition.

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Michael Sakowicz 6 years, 4 months ago

Very interesting and nicely done for the MOP. I was considering using shoes too.

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Lukesmom 6 years, 4 months ago

I am impressed that you don't drive a car! You must live close to a lot of things. Great set!

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Leslie D 6 years, 4 months ago

I'm so happy for your garden. It almost looks great!
All good ideas and creative as usual.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Felecia 6 years, 4 months ago

Truly excellent post Marjorie! Are those birks?

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 4 months ago

Great set. Good to see some low-carbon travel taking place.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jacki 6 years, 4 months ago

A good way to get around... I'd like living somewhere where I could walk more often instead of having to get in a car to get anywhere.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Matt Mckenna 6 years, 4 months ago

great selection of pictures, spot on

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gonia 6 years, 4 months ago

I like your pictures and ideas. I can't guess what's on the 2nd one till I've read the description.

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Dave 6 years, 4 months ago

I like the Birks. My Grandpa used to say, "hoof it by shoeleather" meaning, get walking and I'll pick you up along the way, when he would meet us to go to the woods to work with him. The stroller looks very imposing from this angle, like it should be in a monster truck competition. Hmmm? That would be an interesting competition for the fair this weekend.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Alison May 6 years, 4 months ago

FUNNY AND GREAT POST

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Helen Hooker 6 years, 4 months ago

Great set for the mop. Your first shot has a lot in common with my post! :-)

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Marsha 6 years, 4 months ago

Great and interesting collection of transportation shots! Even the weeds have something to ride in :))) Cool MOP post, Marjorie!

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Larry Nelson 6 years, 4 months ago

Very clever combination of modes of transportation!

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Pauline Wilson Brooks 6 years, 4 months ago

My Grandfather referred to walking as using 'Shanke's pony' - must Google that sometime and see if it was a common ref. to walking - must admit I could/should walk more - but what with bears, cougars……...

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 4 months ago

Like your way of move. ;-)

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Art Bee 6 years, 4 months ago

Interesting and enlightening Marjorie. Your modes of transportation require muscle power only....... No trips to the gas station for you to be swindled out of your hard earned cash. Wonderful set of great photos too! Well Done!

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Gerd Korts 6 years, 4 months ago

That´s a good one, love the bike shot really

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