Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Road Widening



















A building in the process of being demolished can be seen on the other side of the road, just beyond the silver SUV. All the buildings along this road have had the front parts demolished in order to make way for road widening. The guy in the blue shirt is about to cross the road. There is a road divider but he will cross it, putting himself in danger and also at the risk of causing an accident to the vehicles as they try to avoid him. There are no convenient pedestrian crossings (either zebra crossing or foot overbridges) . The road surface itself is of good quality, but a ditch can be seen where the road has not been carpeted because there is a manhole cover there.

Sorry, I have not been able to post pics nor been able to visit other DP blogs in the past week due to circumstances here. I will try to post when I can and visit when I can. Sorry about that.

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” -Stephen Hawking

P.S. I read that people dodge speeding vehicles in Teheran while crossing the road and that the vehicles there usually drive at much higher speeds than here. However, the author wrote that if an old person is trying to cross the road, even on a red light for the pedestrians, the vehicles respectfully stop for him to cross the road. Drivers here would do well to learn something from that.

5 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Interesting post. And the photos and narrative are great together.

Gudl said...

I would be afraid to cross the street there!!

zakscloset said...

that's a relief to hear about the old people crossing. wow, it sounds scary to cross a road over there. maybe i should buy an armour before i visit india...

Me said...

What can I say, it's a different world there, HDP, it's a different world. And you do a great job of letting us sample it!
Thanks,
Wayne

Hyde DP said...

Thanks for tackling my Sunday Puzzle - the answer was actually a squirrel's tail