Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Is this your luggage?
A very strange site, but brilliant in it's simplicity:
"I COLLECT LOST LUGGAGE, PHOTOGRAPH IT, AND THEN TRY TO FIND THE OWNERS.
IT’S A LITTLE ODD BUT NOT AS ODD AS STAMP COLLECTING, JUST A LITTLE HARDER TO FIND STORAGE SPACE.
When A BAG GETS LOST THE AIRPORT OR AIRLINE WILL STORE IT FOR A WHILE AND TRY TO FIND THE OWNER.
If they can’t identify the OWNER OF THE case THEY SEND IT TO BE AUCTIONED OFF WITH THE PROFIT GOING TO CHARITY.
I GO TO THESE AUCTIONS AND BUY THE CASES SO I CAN PHOTOGRAPH THEM FOR MY WEIRD VOYEURISTIC PASSION.
The reason for the web site? i would really like to try to find the people who own my suitcases, so if you HAVE ANY FRIENDS WHO HAVE LOST A CASE PLEASE GET THEM TO HAVE A LOOK."
Currently 5 suitcases are shown, with the contents. Have a look to see if any of them are yours.
Please tell me that this isn't a viral for a suitcase company, an insurance company, or an airline...
(I would love to go to one of these auctions. Greasby's seem to have the contract for BA in the UK. Click on the 'catalogue' link to see details of the next auction. Auctions are held every Tuesday. That would be a very surreal day out.)
Related: Help Charlie to find the owners of this photo set.