Here is a group of Lovely Entrepreneurs who came up with a few ways of giving meaning to a hole. The following pictures have been downloaded from this FB page and illustrate some intelligent and creative practical tips on using the potholes in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Montreal.
Walking down on Queen St. A few steps ahead a child is crying. A homeless near me shouts:
"Of course the child is crying, look at the fucking world that she lives in!!!"
I find this scene on one hand hilarious, and on the other hand full of wisdom: the homeless person finds in the child's cry an explanation for and a justification of the state of the world "we" live in.
And isn't this actually what all of us do? We all choose fragments of what the environments presents to us, to justify and explain our personal view of the culture that surrounds us. For this reason, change HAS TO BEGIN with the increase of awareness of our emotionally imprinted cultural values and views.
Here are some fragments selected by my camera. I gave them my own titles, but I would be happy to hear yours!
When I visit a new city I almost always stay at an Airbnb. Not only because I can rent a whole 1 bedroom for half the price of a hotel room, but mostly because it gives me the chance to interact directly with the locals.
However, choosing the location of your Airbnb might be tricky: you have to have a sense of the local culture's language code, in order to understand the location description. As a rule, in North America I would suggest to be cautious of descriptions like "interesting", or "local flavor". In the case of Kensington Market of Toronto, I have to agree that the neighborhood is indeed unique, in several ways.