Okay, so at least I know I had a good laugh about last Tuesdays post, but along the week I came to realize I wasn’t that different from Mario. My first week in the States this summer I spent with family in California. As this was both my first week and I had quite some time for myself, I walked around to discover suburbian life. Mario has told you a lot about the differences between Dutch and American neighborhoods, as have I (there it is). So what did I do to express the culture differences I saw? I took pictures.
So wait, I took pictures of empty streets and parking lots? That’s right. I walked around the place, noticed how every part of public space was adjusted to cars. When I cycle around my town, there are no empty streets. Parking lots are never really empty (not a challenge), but walking around in this small Californian town, it was all empty. There were not that many cars, but that left such an amount of space, I just had to take those pictures. I realized this was a reversed Mario in Groningen experience, so I thought it would be fair to share this with you.
What kind of car do you drive?