Quote: So intriguing... photography really sharpens the eyes doesn't it... you "see" so much more detail than people who just scan the scene. This is terrific observation, bit also so well captured. Clear and yet mystifying. Very cool Marian ~ Bernard
All the escalators in the mall are covered with mirrors on their sides. Depending on the vantage point, one can see lines and lines of people going up and down, crossing each other, it is like a choreography. But for seconds the "stage" is empty and I knew it was going to be a good image.
Quote: Don't laugh - I first thought this was a milking machine!
Maybe it is - what are the fares like in Caracas?
I see what you mean, they look like it!
The fares, like everything run by the government are heavily subsidized.
There is only one fare of Bs.1.50 which at the official exchange rate of Bs6.3/$ makes about 25 cents of dollar. However, at the black market exchange rate of Bs. 64.5/$ makes it about 2 cents of dollar. Private surface transportation costs about one dollar while the gallon of gas (which this oil country is importing...) costs about 10 cents, it is the cheapest in the world and one of the reasons the oil industry is bankrupt, unbelievably possible!
Thanks for commenting dear Kate, this gives me the chance of doing some explanation.