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.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Place your adverts here

I am not sure how old this building is, but my guess is, at least over 50 years. The time has done its job on it and it is now an old ruin. It looks like the mayor still doesn't have any plans for refurbishing it. These days, people use this door to put their advertisements on. On one hand, I don't like the fact that such an old, and in my opinion pretty building is used for this but on the other, I think, well why not use it for something useful, like advertising a concert or a business?!

We have an odd tradition of posting obituaries around the town. People know each other pretty well in Tuzla so posting 'public obituaries' is a useful tool of sharing the news of who has departed. When I took this picture there weren't any obituaries, just an advertisement for a radio station and political party posters. Do you have an odd tradition in your part of the world?
Lilly x


Blogger Jessica said...

We don't have the public posting of obituaries here in Massachusetts, U.S.A., but we have some other public symbols of grieving. If there is a public death, especially an accident people often place crosses with the name of the person who died, the date and flowers or teddy bears. So when you drive down the road you often see these small shrines. I don't know if that's unique, but it happens a lot here.

07 March, 2007 02:55  
Blogger KB said...

Jessica - they do that here too (New Zealand).

Nice photos! I have visited here once before...I like this photo in particular, I like old buildings...

07 March, 2007 04:52  
Blogger Sally said...

Very interesting about the obituaries....we don't do that either, but certainly posters for events, concerts etc on old buildings.

07 March, 2007 05:00  
Blogger photowannabe said...

I hate to see all the advertising on old buildings but it does make an interesting picture.

07 March, 2007 05:14  
Blogger Kuanyin said...

Quite a dramatic, colorful shot....well done!

07 March, 2007 05:43  
Anonymous kalyan said...

I think old buildings should be preserved and refurbished, to turn it into a tourist attraction and places of interest as well as our future generations can known about them.

07 March, 2007 10:30  
Blogger Olivier said...

non, du moins pas de pratique comme celle là à Evry, mais Evry est une ville nouvelle..

not, at least not of practice like that there in Evry, but Evry is a new city.

07 March, 2007 14:34  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

how intereseting to post obituries around town.

people here do it using the newspapers.

07 March, 2007 14:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have here in every town, even smallest one ,their own local papers , which are free and coming to every house do you want it or not. In them are pictures children`s birthdays and wedding photos and every happening is told by news editor. They are not bad - sometimes even very useful :)

Do you have any crocus there ?

07 March, 2007 15:05  
Blogger Oya said...

No, we do not have such a tradition. Interesting .

07 March, 2007 15:08  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

We do have same kind of ad here. People put on their ad on the outside wall of the social office. Mostly about looking for a job or a vacancy. Nice shot by the way.

07 March, 2007 20:27  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

If it's not rude or bad luck, do you think you can photograph the publicly-posted obituaries sometime? I find that fascinating!

08 March, 2007 11:36  
Blogger Nathalie said...

I agree with you Lilly; posting ads on such a beautiful door is shocking yet it shows the city is very much alive !

08 March, 2007 11:42  

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