Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday / "I" is for Import

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Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro), California USA
I have read that most of these containers leave the Port of Los Angeles empty and return full.
Hmmm...import more than we export...no wonder people are out of work in the U.S.A.

The theme is the letter I this week.

26 comments:

Petrus said...

A good I .. we in the UK seem to do the same - import more than we export ..

Cheryl said...

I don't think we ever ship out anything in my little port city. Nice remInder.

EG Wow said...

Looks like you have some of the same containers I see daily passing through East Gwillimbury aboard trains. :)

Jingle said...

lovely reflection of importing.

Sylvia K said...

Great post for the I Day! We do seem to be much better at importing than exporting -- unfortunately! Hope your week is going well, Carolyn! Enjoy!

Sylvia

photowannabe said...

Perfect word for the letter I. Seems like we are all in agreement that we import more than we export.

lailani said...

I like your I
As for background, that is a shame. While in Savannah a month or so ago, the exports were going as heavy as the imports. Hopefully the imports will one day lessen.

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting and thoughtful post!

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm always fascinated by those cargo containers, and I recently read somewhere (I forget where) they're using them to make small apartments in England.
Beautiful photo.

Kay,
Alberta, Canada

Mike Simmons said...

I like the colors in this one Carolyn. It's depressing about our import export ratio. We have to change that!

magiceye said...

bright and beautiful take on the theme!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour sweet Carolyn
Great IDEA for this I theme, your picture is full of beautiful colours, I specially like the blue sign ITALIA!
hugs
Léia

Roger Owen Green said...

yes, we have been importing mmore than we export for years; not good.
but nice pic.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

mrsnesbitt said...

Informative and illuminating!
What ABC Wednesday is all about!

Denise
ABC Team

Carol said...

Interesting take on the I...and so colorful

Kero said...

that's a very interesting informative post...and an awesome photo as well.

my entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/2010/09/interior-of-vatican-museum.html

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow, that is a colorful photograph!

fredamans said...

Fantastic take, and great shot!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/09/abc-wednesday-i-is-for-wordless-lensday.html

Carver said...

Great shot and post for the letter I. The containers are so colorful and make a beautiful photo with the blue water in front.

Scott said...

I received one of those chain emails the other day talking about this very thing. It said that the author checked the place of manufacture on most things they bought and often found the stuff made in the USA was less expensive. I didn't check it, but I have tried to be a little better at seeing if the same type product was available from a U.S. manufacture. If we all did that I think things could be better. Even if you had to pay a few percent more for it.

Pam said...

Sad but all to true, Carolyn... but it makes for a great (I) photo op.
Love the color of the Evergreen!

Irene said...

Lovely and colorful!

Ann said...

New Zealand is snake free,

Yesterday, in one of the containers, a snake crept in to our country. The 80cm snake was discovered by port officials yesterday afternoon in a shipping container of plants which had come from Guatemala.

Jama said...

Same here too! even all our food produce are imported.

SquirrelQueen said...

A very colorful illustration of our import/export practices. It is very sad when so many are out of work.

'Tsuki said...

I like very much the agencement of thos containers... They look so small, just like cubes toys...