Just like the iconic Abbey Road crossing or Iwo Jima flag raising, these employees know how to combine hard work with fun
Some of us might consider their presence in the streets for granted. However, without them, no city in the world would work properly and life would turn into a chaotic mess.
Recently, Prague’s maintenance workers have come up with a rather amusing way how to point out their importance. In a series of funny photo shooting, they have recreated four iconic pictures using their daily work equipment in the streets of the Czech Republic’s capital.
The resemblance to the original masterpieces is uncanny. While a worker in orange coveralls uses his shovel pretty much like Freddie Mercury uses his microphone to lean on in Bohemian Rhapsody — in this case called Strahovian Rhapsody, named after Prague’s quarter of Strahov — a picture of a bunch of workers during their lunch break on a wall accurately resembles the builders of the Empire State Building.
The aim is to show people what Prague maintenance services actually do
According to Prague’s maintenance services spokesman, Radim Mana, the idea of recreating the iconic and world-famous pictures appeared as a mere coincidence.
“Last year, we had the winter maintenance of Prague’s quarter Žižkov documented for our own purposes. When we went through the photos, we came across a picture of our employees walking behind each other over a road crossing.
The analogy with the famous Abbey Road picture was apparent and it would be a marketing sin not to use it on our social media with a humorous text,” Mana said.
Mana added, that the Prague services aim to use interesting content on their social media to present their services, people and overall complex activities to the public.
“Considering the interesting efficiency of the post, as well as the overall positive feedback from our fans, we came up with an idea to recreate other historic and world-famous photos.”
“We chose appropriate iconic pictures, evaluated production possibilities, and most importantly, secured willing employees. They were very helpful and we would like to thank them very much.”