26 March 2008

Apecar




An old man with all white hair uses this Apecar (ape in Italian means bee) to bring gas cylindric tanks to houses that still aren't reached by the methane pipeline (for cooking mainly). It sounds rather funny in year 2008, but this still happens in many small towns in Italy (not only high up in the mountains or on small islands, as you can expect it to happen).

4 comments:

Bursa Daily Photo said...

Ciao Patrizia. Mi ha piacuto un sacco questa foto! Mio marito e italiano e dice sempre per scherzare che l'Ape sarebbe la mia macchina ideale...

In Bursa many houses receive their gas in this way as well. The truck that brings them sings a distinctive song to warn you that it is coming.

Patrizia said...

Complimenti per l'italiano, my compliments!
Bye!

Inkster1 said...

As strange as it sounds, this is exactly how we get our gas (propane)for cooking, heating water, and drying clothes in Westchester, County NY. There are no gas lines where we live, and I'm not sure why. Our trucks are quite a different size, the next time we get a delivery, I shall take a picture! It will not be as colorful as yours, though.

Patrizia said...

Hi inkster1! I'll come soon in your blog!

bye
Patrizia