Thursday, May 20, 2010

asia #2

Osaka, Japan
One of the musical pedestrian crossings to assist disabled people. The common choice for music played is "Toryanse", meaning "please let me pass".


T. Becque said...

Cool photo!

Virginia said...

How graceful the pedestrian is. I am unsure however, what you mean my musical crossings. I"ve never heard this term Selim.

Petrea said...

This is a masterful shot.

monoblog said...

Thank you all for taking time to comment.

Virginia, in certain areas of Japan, the traffic lights at pedestrian crossings play a tune in order to assist blind or partially sighted pedestrians.

Diederick Wijmans said...

I did not know there was such a thing as musical crossings. In some European countries the people who cannot see will hear a deep harsh electronic sound which will tell them they can cross. As long as the sound is on...they can cross. In China, things are still different: cars often take precedence even on pedestrians on crossings: they just "hoot" them away.

Virginia said...

Thank you Selim. Now I understand. The tune must be preferable to the harsh sound that Dederick mentioned. But if there is a lot of traffic noise, I wonder how useful it is? Nevertheless, I loved your photo.