Thursday, November 1, 2007

November Theme Day - Blue.

Every home in South Africa needs a significant degree of security. A high fence, even one topped with razor wire, and a locked gate is just not sufficient these days. Add in security lights, alarm systems, then supply armed response, and people start to relax a little.

There are a few major security companies, all of which provide armed response as part of the service. Drive down any street and you will see most houses sporting a board showing which company the occupants will rely on in a crisis.

These boards also indicate to the patrolling security personell which houses should get their attention.

Others participating in November Theme Day:
Boston (MA), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - Philadelphia (PA), USA - Arlington (VA), USA - Cape Town, South Africa - Portland (OR), USA - Sequim (WA), USA - Selma (AL), USA - Arradon, France - Petaling Jaya (Selangor), Malaysia - Stockholm, Sweden - Singapore, Singapore - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Phoenix (AZ), USA - Seattle (WA), USA - Toulouse, France - The Hague, Netherlands - Moscow, Russia - Fort Lauderdale (FL), USA - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Saint Paul (MN), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Stayton (OR), USA - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Detroit (MI), USA - Crystal Lake (IL), USA - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Nelson, New Zealand - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Greenville (SC), USA - Hyde, UK - Radonvilliers, France - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Nashville (TN), USA - Manila, Philippines - Port Vila, Vanuatu - Saarbrücken, Germany - New Orleans (LA), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Hobart (Tasmania), Australia - Forks (WA), USA - Wichita (Ks), USA - Barton (VT), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Quincy (MA), USA - Setúbal, Portugal - Inverness (IL), USA - Christchurch, New Zealand - Toruń, Poland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Le Guilvinec, France - Chateaubriant, France - London, England - Minneapolis (MN), USA - Naples (FL), USA - Norwich (Norfolk), UK - Sydney, Australia - Austin (TX), USA - Mumbai, India - Boston (MA), USA - Santa Fe (NM), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Paderborn, Germany - Montréal (QC), Canada - Jackson (MS), USA - Stavanger, Norway - Orlando (FL), USA - Grenoble, France - Cheltenham, UK - Forks (WA), USA - Mexico City, Mexico - West Sacramento (CA), USA - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Weston (FL), USA - London, UK - Jefferson City (MO), USA - Ocean Township (NJ), USA - Belgrade, Serbia - Paris, France - Shanghai, China - Montego Bay, Jamaica - Montpellier, France - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Wailea (HI), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Auckland, New Zealand - Evry, France - New York City (NY), USA - Nottingham, UK - Las Vegas (NV), USA - Oslo, Norway - Minneapolis (MN), USA - American Fork (UT), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Haninge, Sweden - Trujillo, Peru - Trujillo, Peru - Melbourne (VIC), Australia - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Durban, South Africa - Brussels, Belgium - Anderson (SC), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Wellington, New Zealand - Prague, Czech Republic - Saigon, Vietnam - Ystad, Sweden - Miami (FL), USA - Seoul, South Korea - Hong Kong, China - Melbourne, Australia - Baziège, France - Greensboro (NC), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia

9 comments:

maria elisa said...

:)

maria elisa said...

i can´t find your blog in blogger´s choise awards. What are you nominate for?

~tanty~ said...

Nice blue and an interesting story behind it.

jelvistar said...

Interesting submission to theme day, nice photo.

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Neva said...

What are you protecting yourselves from? I admit to being ignorant on this issue. It looks to be very impressive security.....

Kate said...

Security systems are always a good idea. It is clever to use the barbed wire as part of the photo!

R&R in The Netherlands said...

A dose of reality ... nice choice

CrazyCow said...

Thanks to all who visited, and especially those who left comments. Much appreciated.

maria elisa - thanks for trying to vote for me. Hopefully I've now set things up correctly and you should find me under the photography section.

neva - South Africa is like a rose garden. We have a beautiful country with excellent weather and wonderful people. We have so much diversity in terms of culture, colour, creed and creativity. However, as with any rose garden, amongst all that beauty are the thorns which wreak havoc. Our thorns are the criminals who create a serious problem as a result of their greed, and cause each of us live in our own little jail, in order to feel safe. The upside.... If you're in the security business, or a sell razor wire, you can't go wrong.

Suzi-k said...

Wow, this is a co-incidence, and your picture would have been a perfect illustration, I blogged about the crime situation in SA on Friday and Saturday! Clever take on the blue theme!