Saturday, April 3, 2010

Dancing in the streets

Easter is the busiest time of year on Greek motorways, as many people travel significant distances to spend the holiday with their families and friends. Smaller roads tend to get clogged up with local shoppers and through traffic, so traffic police often have to intervene to keep cars moving smoothly and safely.

These traffic policemen were tasked with controlling the flow of cars at a busy junction outside the town of Lamia in central Greece. I snapped this photo from inside a car with a dusty windscreen - I guess you could say I used a filter. Although the colours aren't quite right, I like it because their movements almost look choreographed.

I felt very sorry for them as it was really hot that day. We were barely comfortable sitting in our car with the windows down, whereas they had to stand in the hot afternoon sun, wave their arms and blow their whistles. It's not a job I'd ever want to do!


Per Stromsjo said...

What's more, they don't even have a filter! :)

Tinsie said...

Haha you're right!

VP said...

This could easily be Italy, even the uniforms aren't that different. May be the weather is already warmer there!

Tinsie said...

It's been a warm winter for sure. It felt like (English) summer when we were out there at Easter.