Every weekday, we pick an image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
Sometimes another man’s trash can be a photographer’s treasure, as demonstrated in this shot by Flickr pool contributor inventor_77. These old tires piled up in a wall of rubber almost resemble a microscopic view of woven fabric, with the varying tread designs adding another level of interest (and we wonder what people were doing driving on tires that were in such poor shape).
Disposing of old tires is an environmental nightmare. It is estimated that 3 billion used tires sit above ground in North America with many more buried in landfill (10 million of which come from Ontario annually), but some are now being recycled into roofing tiles, rubber asphalt and recreational flooring.