some emergent markets


urban streams by jhuang
July 11, 2010, 7:56 am
Filed under: Paris | Tags: , ,

There is certainly no shortage of water on the streets of Paris with its daily street cleaning routine.  In addition to the cleaning trucks, water valves are released twice a day, creating a a network of urban streams that flow along the curbs or in the middle of the streets.  Apparently, the flushing of the streets has been going on from as early as the turn of the 20th century.  Is water perceived as a sanitizer rather than a thirst quencher?  Is that why most fountains in markets are not used?

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[…] 9:39 pm Filed under: Paris | Tags: Infrastructure, market, Paris With Paris’ obsession for constantly cleaning the streets, I was not entirely surprised to see designated trash collection areas at a couple of markets [some […]

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