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Photographs of abandoned shopping trolleys

Lately I’ve noticed there’s been more abandoned supermarket shopping trolleys than usual in the Newstead and Fortitude Valley inner city locations. With camera in hand I decided to record them. The photos document an overturned trolley which is a bit worse for wear laying on its side in a rock garden on the corner of Doggett Street, Newstead, QLD 4006. Another is leaning against a power pole, and parked up beside The Beach Furniture store also on Doggett Street. Finally, a pair of trolleys deserted at Gasworks. Most of the dumped trolleys photographed were Woolworths supermarket shopping trolleys.

Unbeknownst to me there’s a Trolley Tracker website and App for the ease of reporting abandoned trolleys. According to a Council website trolleys which are not returned to their owner are considered litter.

Here’s a link to more street photography focused on inner city suburbs such as New Farm.


Abandoned supermarket shopping trolley on the corner of Doggett Street.
Abandoned supermarket shopping trolley perching against a power pole.
Abandoned shopping trolley beside The Beach Furniture store on Doggett St. Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006.
Abandoned supermarket shopping trolley beside The Beach Furniture on Doggett St.
Abandoned shopping trolleys at Gasworks.

Artist: Tahnia Roberts ©2023
Category: Street photography
Style: Black and white photography
Subject: Abandoned supermarket shopping trolleys
Medium: Digital, photo, black and white
Artist country: Australia

Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

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