Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thailand's Train Track Market


Here's a longer video (with narration) of the Maeklong Market in Thailand that operates alongside the train tracks (shorter version was posted a few days ago).

3 Comments:

At 5/21/2011 2:02 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

In Thailand, pushcart vendors of all sorts are common, as well people opening up the front of their houses to become retail markets.

Imagine the lower costs structure if such practices were common in h USA also.

 
At 5/22/2011 8:58 PM, Blogger cluemeister said...

Would someone check with Walt and see if this is a safety violation?

 
At 5/23/2011 5:52 AM, Blogger geoih said...

Quote from cluemeister: "Would someone check with Walt and see if this is a safety violation?"

Safety is just a level of acceptable risk. It's a value judgment and subjective.

Obviously all those people in Thailand have made their own judgments that what they are doing is an acceptable risk.

Here in the US we are apparenly incapable of making our own judgments without the approval of our state overlords.

I'd still like to know which was there first: the market or the train.

 

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