This is the kind of guy that exists in many countries -- the driver's assistant who yells the bus's (or minibus's) destination and then collects the money. This one is in Ecuador. What I find interesting is that all of these guys hold their money the same way.
That's how I was taught to hold paper money when I was a cocktail waitress in college. Wrapping the bills around your finger leaves the rest of your hand free to do other things AND makes it hard for anyone to grab the bills out of your hand.
Great thread. Especially, I like the Mexican 'moto-taxis', but it surprises me that they seem to have a plastic curtain for a door. Since it is so hot there, I would have thought cloth, bead strings etc. I also like the 'elvadores'.
The Scandanavians like this kind of design and it is very environmentally conscious. It now seems to be gaining popularity with our ecological problems. However, it is our 'rediscovery' of an intelligent, ancient method of building as your photo shows.
Oh, sniffle ~~ N.O. streetcars. That's a super picture, Casimira, such a wonderful angle. & it is accidentally a great follow-up to Rikita's photo of two years ago. (& would also work in The Restrained Palette.)
Love that pic, Mossie, with the interesting shapes, colors, & sense of motion.
Post by patricklondon on Aug 19, 2013 16:45:47 GMT
Spot on, fumobici. Livened up a Saturday morning at the supermarket in Canary Wharf, at least, to see lots of people in ten-gallon hats driving the wrong way up the one-way system, only to stop every now and again to let the bus go through. Best of all was seeing two different groups of tourists trying to get into the yellow taxi.