April 1, 2013

At your own risk

pedestrian crossing at Buendia corner Taft Avenues CITY DAILY PHOTO THEME DAY: PEDESTRIANS CROSSING • A few people use the pedestrian crossing on Buendia Avenue near the corner of Taft Avenue (both major roads in the City of Manila and the site of two light rail stations), but they are more the exception than the rule. Most drivers don't mind the crossing either.

20 comments:

Kate said...

Doesn't look particularly pedestrian friendly. Would be too busy for me...dangerous, too.

Jim said...

Crossing where the rules are ignored.

Small City Scenes said...

Looks kinda dangerous. Dodge them cars. MB

Barbara Farr said...

I agree, looks dangerous.

LONDONLULU said...

Phew, they're brave pedestrians! Much braver than I would ever be:)

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Crossing that street would take a leap of faith! The pop of color from their clothes and shopping bags adds a nice touch to the photo.

Tamera said...

It does look treacherous! Hope you had a nice Easter, Hilda.

Doronette NF said...

Somehow that's the same rule like here in Sarajevo!
You really need to keep opened eyes around your head

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! A bit too 'exciting' Hilda :) Good capture.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha, looks like dodging between cars is the way to go here!!

Leif Hagen said...

Look twice (or three times), cross once - quickly!
Happy Theme Day, Hilda!

LOLfromPasa said...

I love the atmosphere you captured. Neat photo for today :).

Tanya Breese said...

looks like some strong winds tore parts of the roof off...nice entry, so much to see!

Susie of Arabia said...

Love the punch of color with the red and white striped bags they are carrying. Happy Theme Day.

VP said...

It is almost the same here, most of the time...

cieldequimper said...

Lol, I agree with VP, same here...

raf said...

Busy, busy, busy - in or out of the crosswalk, it seems! Good choice and color for theme!

Photo Cache said...

in the phil, the driver has the right of way 100% of the time. the pedestrian does gamble with his/her life when crossing the street.

Carraol said...

Great image, is a problem in big cities, run for your life! Saludos

Buck said...

Even in smaller cities like mine, people don't seem to like to be guided (herded?) by the crosswalks. A great photo Hilda. I felt myself leaning forward trying to get between the cars before they started to move again.