City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Coal arrives

This is a common site at this time of the year when coal arrives usually used for heating in private houses.
This particular coal arrived in front of the very known bakery - Hukic bakery, where they use coal to bake bread, pita breads, bread rolls, buns...

I'm very busy at the moment so I'll try my best to visit your pages and leave comments..


Blogger Seesaw said...

Cool shot. Soon it will be winter!

07 September, 2006 22:11  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

Whoa, there are some big blocks of coal there! For some reason I always though of the coal that people burn as being little round pieces, like charcoal we buy for grills.
(PS, I think that guy with the shovel wants you to help!)

07 September, 2006 22:20  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

That's fascinating. In the United States if that was done in a town, somebody would be in trouble. :) But if it don't bother anybody there, why not?

And as juggerpix said those are some big lumps of coal. I always thought also that coal came not much bigger than charcoal that one uses on a grill. Always something new to learn.

08 September, 2006 02:31  
Blogger Kate said...

I haven't seen piles of coal like that here in the states for years and years now. It's a big no-no for heating plus technology has takn over. It's a fascinating picture that raises all kinds of questions, e. g. where is it stored, who uses it???

08 September, 2006 04:20  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

Yeah, that guy with the shovel wants you to help :)
Have a nice weekend Jazzy!

08 September, 2006 07:27  
Blogger Gerald England said...

Wow brilliant.

My father was a miner and was entitled to so much free coal every so often. It was delivered and dumped outside in the street in piles. Neighbours would pitch in and help cart it in wheelbarrows. It was stored then in a place by the front door known as the "coal-hole" [coil-'oil in Yorkshire dialect]. On the council estate where we lived a lot of miner's widows were also entitled to an allowance and he'd help to gather their piles in, probably paying him for the trouble with a barrow-load. None of this happens now of course. The pits were all shut down by Thatcher in the 70s. The council houses have been bought and the coal-holes probably transformed into "utility-rooms".

These are proper lumps of coal -- not the pre-sorted variety you buy for charcoal burners. Proper nutty-slack we would say. Some of the bigger lumps would be broken with hammer before putting on the fire.

Oh what memories you do evoke

08 September, 2006 16:07  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Gerald - thank you for your storry. What a great story!
Thanks for stopping by.

09 September, 2006 09:38  
Blogger Jazzy said...

thanks all for stopping by!

it seems i stirred a bit of a controversy without any intention.

i agree it should be banned because of the pollution, but we have lots of private houses who have private heating so they have to use coal to make it working.

Kate - coal is usually being stored in basement storage of the houses and the government is completely ignorant to most of the common problems so it will stay like this for long ...

Juggerpix, Tanty - next time shovel is mine haha..

10 September, 2006 01:02  
Anonymous nathalie said...

Thanks to Gerald for his comments about the coal, I remember hearing about these things but never seeing them. When coal was delivered to houses when I was a child in France, the pieces were definitely smaller... I love photos that carry the culture and lifestyle in them. Good conversation around this one, well done!

13 September, 2006 14:57  
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02 November, 2007 05:32  

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