Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sidewalk porn

  "Yeah," said the fellow traveller at the breakfast table. "The sidewalks in Jakarta had holes big enough to fall in."
Anyone spending anytime in Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Vientiane or most any SE Asia city has a story about the treacherous sidewalks. For the most part, the pedestrian's needs are an afterthought in these cities. Broken brick, sand or rebar can protrude out at any time; odd angles for curbs make walking dangerous, especially with people's morning bathwater splattered all over. Flimsy grates cover holes into the sewer. 
  Then there's the huge random obstructions- telephone polls or trees or utility boxes, that force walkers onto the even-more-dangerous streets. Even if you get flat, open sidewalk space it's likely to be considered convenient parking for motorocyles or cars.
  It's a nice break to visit a place like Kuala Lumpur, where at least a bit of thought was made into the needs of pedestrians.
  So for those folks living in faraway lands, who long for real sidewalks, who dream of actual completed pedestrian corridors that go on for blocks and blocks, Far Away presents some sidewalk porn, hot off the streets of Kuala Lumpur...

Yeah baby, I'm long and smooth and you can go where you want on me. I'll take you there, slow or fast, how you want to go.

Yeah you can go around the corner on me. But watch someone's not coming the other way. Tee hee!


I'm spread out for you and you can walk all over me....I'm coming and going for you.

Just look at that textured surface, the attention to detail on the curbs... oooh that's  hot!

You want two sidewalks at once? Think you're man enough to handle it? Ooh baby you know you want it...
   Anyway, we've added another example of Rule 34 at work on the 'nets. Our work here is finished for the day.

1 comment:

  1. Uncle Johnny, this post creeped me out.

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