|Take a closer look at his hands. Do you believe that they are in a position to dig? In my opinion he is just pretending. He is just standing there, taking his time doing nothing.
There is more than one explanation of course. (Just noticing the sharp breath of our scientific watchguard.) The heap is in reality the base of a barrier in a fancy modern design. The road worker isn't a road worker at all. He is a repair man and he
is trying to push the pole back to the down position. Barriers can't be left open, can they?
Now take a look at his legs. He is wearing wellingtons like his colleagues of the UK-group. (See Great Britain)
The dress code is different though.
Workers in the UK are in jeans. Jeans have a
narrow fit and the top of the wellingtons is wider than the leg.
Workmen in Bulgaria prefer slacks. The loose fit is drawn to reality.
||The find from Ruse is difficult to interpret. Some readers
are probably already yelling Mediterranean Workforce and they are not entirely wrong, but they should take a second look. The Mediterranean worker comes without feet. The Bulgarian drawing is more realistic : with feet. Did the artist start from the M.W. and knowingly improved the design with feet? Or are
the feet there by mistake and is it just a matter of time before Bulgaria will cut them away? Or is the drawing a local development which only by coincidence shares many genes with the Mediterranean digger?