Sunday, January 10, 2010


I've just gotten to know a BBC Series 'Close-Up' which "focuses on aspects of life in countries and cities around the world. What may seem ordinary and familiar to the people who live there, can be surprising to those who do not". Here are some takes for the day from different continents around the world:

Escalators in Hong Kong as a means of transport, urban regeneration and community space:

Berlin's obsession with currywurst:

The mystery behind the sneakers hanging on from electric wires in Brooklyn, New York:

...and here is how Britain looked like a few days ago:

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