Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Civilisation Versus Barbarism

Now writing from El Paso, Texas...

It just occurs to me that all of the grocery stores in El Paso are surrounded by enormous parking lots.

If I, as a pedestrian, wanted to buy groceries, I would have to enter the large
parking lot, and cautiously navigate through parked cars and trucks
(mostly trucks and SUV's)  ...."cautiously" because there are cars and
trucks driving around....

By contrast, the grocery stores in Vienna are simply on the street, and are not
surrounded by enormous parking lots.

Which do I prefer?  You got it!  Vienna....

and I'm saying nothing about global warming and other harmful side-effects
of the automobile....

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