Run, little green man, RUN

The design of everyday objects that surround us on our streets and therefore in our lives make such a huge difference to my mood when I visit a new city.

Something that we all spend a lot of time looking at are of course the indicators for when we can and should not, cross the street.

In Berlin, there was a battle fought by the citizens of the unified city to keep and indeed rollout the old East-German Ampelman, with his business like walk…

… and his endearing, “give me a hug”stop.

Then there are the connect the dots men of Singapore, with their funny third leg…

But my favourite that I came across recently when on our holiday in Cambodia, was the little running man of Siem Reap. They aren’t on every junction, but you can spot them occasionally. Only a video does it justice:

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2 Comments on “Run, little green man, RUN”

  1. Michael Main
    January 6, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    Among my favourites are the Mongolian wrestling and horse racing crossing lights in Mongolia’s capital UlaanBaatar.

    If I knew how I would post the pictures here. Can I do that?

    • January 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

      Ummm, not sure. Email them to me and I will post in follow up if you can’t

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