Friday, April 17, 2009

#253-365 Recessionary Economics

Now folks we all know that things are tough all over, I spend as much time worrying how people are going to be able to cope as the rest of you. I never knew however that things were becoming THIS Drastic!

I have always walked past these canal estates and wondered at the size of the boats moored in them. Some of these boats are massive and I don't doubt would run into the Million Dollar price range, not all of them mind you some of the cheaper ones couldn't have cost more than a quarter mill.

Now look, the canal is nearly empty, you just gotta feel so sorry for those poor hard done by millionaires, having to dispose of their little toys, it must be heartbreaking being stuck in your 2 to 5 million dollar mansion with nothing to greet you at the end of your pontoon except the fact that your fellow millionaire neighbors are doing it just as tough.

I thought that the flag (front right) that says "For Sale" was the remnant of one poor millionaire who had only recently had to dispose of his Big Boys Toy. I was wrong however, when I got to the front of the property the whole place was up for sale, so I guess that there are a few that have really been hit bad by the current condition.

If you, like me feel anguish at the plight of the rich in these straightened times, just send your donations to "Ron" care of Danudin's Benevolent Slush Fund and Fun Ride, at Elements Village. If enough of your respond maybe I can help one of them out by buying his pad and if even more fall for it, then maybe I can get me one of those returned boats that must be forming a glut on the market and I will get one for a ridiculously low price like one point five mill or something.

20 comments:

Lorri said...

Fun take on the theme, Ron! The clarity and color in your shot are amazing. Even without a million dollar boat at the dock, it shouldn't be too hard to enjoy that view.

Sunny said...

Lovely shot. Sad subject. Funny take on it.
(I see there's still ONE big boat out there--must be the bankruptcy lawyer for the other guys!)

Uh, sorry, can't help on the slushy "Save a Millionaire-Make a Millionaire" fund. Unless my two cents worth is a help!

(Thanks for the laugh!)

veejayr said...

Also, I have a piece of the Great Wall I'm willing to part with at a reasonable price ... Ron will handle the transactions!

Love the reflections on that calm water!

Chesney said...

My check's in the mail, Ron! :) Even though it is empty, it sure makes for a stunning picture! Those reflections and details are wonderful!

barbs said...

Ok Ron, I know you just need one of these places. If I send a donation do I get a room in the house for me?? I like this picture and the story is great for the theme. i wouldn't have thought of it.

lijola said...

It is still a beautiful view. The colors in your photos are terrific. Oh, do you take credit cards?

Sherrie said...

Hi Ron,
Great take on the theme, but I can't feel sorry for them at all. I'm one of the little guys paying out tax money for their bail out here in America. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

P.S. Beautiful view!!

Tracy said...

Not sure which I like more - the well-shot scenic photo, or your commentary!

To help those poor millionaires, I'd be willing to take a boat off their hands at no charge - you know, save them the cost of docking at the marina!

Iona said...

The photo is great. Good sharp colors, Nice layout of these homes and docks. The sky and reflections are perfect. I feel for these folks because if they are in trouble, where does that leave us, the little guy? But my feelings do not reach down as far as my pocketbook in order to take you up into the higher tax bracket! lol

klsbear said...

I hope you've engaged Tammy as your buyers agent so she gets a cut on the commission of the sale. I question the hypothisis of recessionary economics though - are you sure that after seeing you frequently stroll by, undoubtedly swilling your Wild Turkey straight from the bottle, that perhaps they didn't just say "there goes the neighborhood" as they decided it was time to pick up an leave? It is a lovely shot though and I can see why you like to stroll along dreaming "what if..."

Nan said...

Wishing you luck on your "Save the Millionaires" fund! I wouldn't want to be party to helping put you into a higher tax bracket, though :-)

Brita said...

Great shot and great take on the theme.

mljrbg said...

Beautiful photograph and funny commentary but it is really is sad.

Kathy said...

LMAO, you're too funny! Great plan though! How's that working for ya? Are the donations coming in strong and steady? lol I'll see what I can dig up for those poor #@$@$&s! lol

tnwaltz said...

From the look of the low water line in the canal, I can't help but understand why they'd want to get their yachts out of there. Perhaps they cruised to deeper water. Funny commentary.

DART said...

What a pretty spot! I'd sell the house and find a way to keep the boat...one could always live on a boat that was the right size! Are these their regular homes or their summer (winter) homes?

Vita Stunder said...

Great shot!
I love those reflections

shadowsandhighlights said...

Great shot Ron...love those beautiful reflections and blue sky. I think it is sad, everyone works hard in their own way, although some much harder than others.

Clara said...

We don't have to worry about our millionaires in the USA, the government takes care of them.

coffeemonkey said...

Nice shot and commentary. The water looks dead still and provides great reflections.