244/365 – Curbs are civilized

DSCN2892Following up on “Curb your enthusiam” yesterday [243/365], I thought you’d like to see the curbs that all the string was guiding.

Having travelled to less urbanized areas, one of the first things I notice is when curbs disappear (usually along with sidewalks).  The side of the road becomes gravel, grass, or good old dirt.

A place without curbs can appear idyllic, or trashy.  There’s no boundary between the traffic and the yards.  Things can get messy fast, depending on the weather.  A curb can be a safety thing, a place to stand a little above the fray, a known boundary.  I think the general rule is something like: The more traffic, the more you need curbs.  And the corrolary: The more traffic, the more diverse and interesting a place can be.

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