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".

6 comments:

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.
V

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.
V