If there was an award for anti-achievements in town planning, Moscow officials would be in the front line. Look at that metal fence, for example. Does anyone think it is nice? Unlikely. What is it doing here then? Protecting the lawn from passers-by? Aren’t they what lawns are made for? Or maybe, the prefecture’s just trying to make it look like it is working really hard?
Each piece of land needs fencing!
…even if no one walks there.
And each year they can ‘spend’ a lot of money on reconstruction…
…which will never end. So, they will have to put supports.
People live behind bars!
Children grow up surrounded by fences.
With these poles they try to solve the parking problem… Creative!
In every yard there is a bunch of ugly metal constructions.
And each of them has its unique shape.
In Russia there is a great tradition to paint curbstones in different colors, so that people breathe its toxic fumes and soil their shoes and wheels of thier cars with it.
Its aesthetic effect is questionable, because properly and neatly laid curbstones look good as they are.
City officials have no idea how to make yards look good without painting and metal counstructions.
And what is the purpose of this ugly construction? Do not let kids play on it? Nice.
This swing looks Ok, until you start swinging on it. The designer has made a mistake which does not let the swing swing. It’s just not designed for swinging.
Here is a picture for you to remember how a good yard should look like, in case you forgot. Residents of Moscow, this applies to you first!
Here is a nice bridge. Everybody’d thought so before they found out that the builders had not taken into account snow which in winter might couse the construction to collapse! After that they spent a crazy ammount of money to make a heating there but in vain. Then it turned out the the restaurant located at a hight of 105 meters, has no sewer system. And now they want to make a registry office out of it. These people do deserve the award!
A new pedestrian crossing. Thank you very much, builders!
Nice parking lot, isn’t it?!
Other photos of parking lots.