Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Snow Patrol (3/100)

Riga is a great town for walking. We rarely use our car other than for trips to the grocery store. But one of the oddities of such a great walking town is that following a snowstorm, this red-and-white caution tape comes out, blocking off large swaths of sidewalks -- not because the icy sidewalks are too slippery, but because there have reportedly been fatalities due to chunks of ice falling on passers-by from the eaves of the multi-story buildings abutting the sidewalk. Not that it could possibly be safer to drive on the unplowed roads. Maybe we deserve danger pay.

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