Tuesday, February 22, 2011

culture shock

IMG_0587 I often see gardeners or construction workers using this type of broom to sweep things up.

A large bamboo pole with the tips of the bamboo wrapped around it. It kind of looks like something a wicked witch would ride on.

IMG_0586 Rustic looking but does the job.

I'm kind of happy to see people still sweeping here and not using those noisy leaf blowers.

12 comments:

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - My grandmother used those..... ;o)

Rowena... said...

Uhm...that looks a lot like my broom. I keep mine in the garage (will take photo), and hope to learn to fly it one day...got the idea from the italian Befana/old hag character on Epiphany Day and wanted one for the longest time! It cost me something like 4€?

jalna said...

I used to see an older Filipino maintenance man around the building where I work using a palm frond to sweep.

Rick said...

There used to be a man at University of Hawaii Manoa always sweeping with a long broom like that, but I haven't seen him in a few months. His broom was over 10' long so he could sweep the street from the sidewalk. :)

jasmine said...

I've used that style and I thnin I prefer it to the flatter style we have here. Fully agree with you about the leaf blowers...sound and smell...

j

Japan Australia said...

These brooms are pretty good and more than do the job required.

K and S said...

neat Kirk :)

Rowena, I wonder where they sell them here...

Wow Jalna :)

10' is quite long Rick!

I sometimes wonder if those using the blowers know how to sweep, Jasmine ;)

Take care everyone.
Kat

K and S said...

it is a good thing they are durable J-A!

Take care.
Kat

Deb in Hawaii said...

I wish they would use those brooms at the condo complex across the street from me instead of the blowers early in the morning. ;-)

K and S said...

wasn't there a law passed in Hawaii Deb in Hawaii about using those blowers early in the morning??

Take care.
Kat

Nargiza Hakimova said...

This kind of brooms were used for ages! Where I come from (Kyrgyzstan), we make them from the flexible and leafy branches of trees and large bushes :-)

K and S said...

that is interesting Nargiza!

Take care.
Kat