Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

The Dumpsters of Oberlin 23

June 19, 2017

The paint on this dumpster was so fresh that I could smell it. I find it touching that the dumpster owner chose to paint this dumpster two colors. Surely that wasn’t necessary. But what fun. Still, I can’t help dreaming about how it might have looked before its makeover.

6 responses

  1. Take pride in one’s dumpster seems to be the message. I think I read that this dumpster was on a construction site. Maybe the construction team wish us to conclude that a well cared for dumpster is evidence of the quality and care applicable to all their construction work.


    June 19, 2017 at 3:45 AM

    • This is actually a different dumpster from the one shown in the posts of the last five days. But it is on another construction site, so I think your musings still apply. It’s parked on the Oberlin College campus, and just this morning I wondered if it was painted yellow and red because those are—more or less—the college colors. Maybe the college even owns this dumpster.


      June 19, 2017 at 8:59 AM

  2. Andy has a good point. The fresh paint and clean appearance give us insight into its caretaker.


    June 19, 2017 at 11:02 AM

  3. OMG, school colors on the dumpster…the plot thickens.


    June 20, 2017 at 1:37 PM

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