March 11th, 2009

artlebedev poster, 2006-03-17, 2189

japan

An interesting first impression is provided by the cars that are stopped on the intersections with the railroad -- because there's no DRL (unlike in Canada), the impression that you get is that the said cars are simply parked right there on the road.

Hot coffee is sold in vending machines in aluminium cans, for 120 JPY (about 1.20 USD). The can that you get is actually warmed up, so the coffee is nice and warm.

Also interesting is the number of people that wear the that thing that prevents the spread of bacteria via droplets. I've never seen anyone wear these in public in Canada or the US, where everyone feels free to cough right in front of you.

Of course, the sense of order and thought is amazing -- the escalators have the floor number embedded into the entrance / exit metal walk-through panels of each one of them.