posted by Fred Butler at 12:30 PM
It took me awhile to figure out what they were working on, but then . . . ROFL!
Dude, what do we need to do to get you blogging again? Threaten with a gun to the head like you did Phil?Fred
The men have just completed resetting blocks into the walk. They are dry set in a bed of sand or stone dust. After they are placed and levelled, sand is swept into the gaps between blocks to lock them into place (which is what they are doing in the picture). Next they will pull one of the posts out of its socket, back the truck out, put the post back, and leave. The location is somewhere in Europe. Context is vital to correct interpretation!
It only looks like their vehicle is trapped. My local library has similar barrier posts, but the distance from which the picture is taken does not show everything. At the base of the post is a padlock that holds the post in place to a much shorter "core" post upon which the tall post fits. Unlock the padlock and the tall posts lift off. The "core" posts are short and stubby and a vehicle can easily drive over them. Once the vehicle is clear, they replace the tall posts and padlock them down to the short, "core" posts.
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