Man and his carrier

Cars like Horses

On a Sunday afternoon while I was walking by the car parking above a residential tower I live in..I paused for a second looking at the cars parked – aesthetically aligned – perfectly following the yellow painted marks on the asphalt paved surface. And this thought suddenly sprung in my brain, how was it in the past when people had animals as their everyday carrier; horses, elephant – would they be parked in the same manner outside their shelter!

Imagine a row of horses parked. Like a war scene from the movie 300…

This thought really spikes me thinking in the US context where one see cars more than people in our urban scape. In this context man’s carrier – which is CAR in our times, affects many other parameters . Such as this one: Sitting by the glass curtain wall of my condo on 23rd floor I look over to the casino situated next to our building block– the casino is called Sugar House – it has parking lots which cover approx 5 times of the actual ground coverage of the building. This might be the usual case for a lot of buildings in US, for example, a shopping mall in a sub-urban context.

The scene below is how it looks like when a mall is closed.

It is nobody’s dream landscape – the sea of asphalt….

where the cars will find their own spot to pause for a little … getting ready to be driven to the next…

About anar memon

I am a person with a vast subject interests, call it culture, food, music, history, places, films, sports, design, art & crafts, painting, photography, animals, geography, architecture and the list never ends but keeps growing. A lot of times I try to intervine any two or more interests to get inspired and apply rules of one to the other and find interesting results. I'm always observing and learning from the world around me as I think one life is just not enough to grasp the beauty of our world.

One comment

  1. priyank

    wouldn’t it be nice to see various animals parked in casino’s parking rather than cars?

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