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New Urban Condition – Congestion

In a village up on a hillside, in a 10-foot wide street, a tractor pulling a wagon is stuck. Nothing can pass by.


The street, built when tractors were not even in the realm of the imagination, could accommodate two passing loaded donkeys. With motorized, powerful and convenient transport, a new urban condition, this street is still alluringly picturesque but now dysfunctional that puts villagers at a disadvantage. A picture of toil hides behind the pretty view.


An ideal place for tourists that get full service and a wall-less prison for locals stuck in a medieval museum.

Picture taken by: Doug Pollard

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Taken on October 6, 2009