Working in Tenerife, The Roadsweeper

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Life, Spain, Tenerife, Travel
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It’s often the little differences that delight when living in a different culture. I see these all the time and have meant to take a photo of one for years. Palm fronds are standard issue for the roadsweepers of Tenerife. I finally remembered to take a photo at the Corazones de Tejina the other week. There’s something comfortably old fashioned about seeing this little set up of a couple of bins, a brush and a palm leaf and they are actually incredibly effective for sweeping up rubbish – no doubt the reason why they are still used. Tenerife’s authorities should promote them as an Eco-friendly way of keeping the island’s streets clean.

  1. islandmomma says:

    I was thinking exactly the same thing the other day! I saw a guy using one when I was without camera, and thought “next time must snap him”!

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