Saturday, October 24, 2009

Crumbling Stairs in La Boca

Crumbling Stairs in La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina
These concrete stairs are certainly crumbling for years. One wrong step and you could end up at the doctor's or in the hospital. Sadly, it is no unusual sight in Buenos Aires to see sidewalks in such a poor condition. Indeed, the city has recently invested some effort in patching and repairing those break-a-leg pavements but obviously not in La Boca. It seems some neighborhoods warrant higher priority than others for fixes. You better watch your step and look where you're going!

8 comments:

Jacob said...

It has been my experience that the poorer neighborhoods are lucky to obtain city services in a timely manner...who's to complain? And who cares?

Sad, but true. These steps, as you say, are a disaster in the making. Could not the city be sued if someone fell and was injured?

Hope you have a great Sunday!

bfarr said...

Sad commentary on our society today. If you have the money, you get the benefits. 21st century version of the squeaky wheel getting the grease.

Martina said...

As said as this truly is - but, from the photographer's point of view, doesn't crumbled concrete look much better than non-crumbled concrete?
And yes, I already said, that these conditions are not tolerable.

Julie said...

This is such a trap for the unwary. Our councils repair this sort of thing quite quickly to avoid the cost of litigation.

peenkfrik said...

This must be a very old city. I've heard of squeaky wooden stairs but haven't really seen cement crumbling to dust....

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Ouch - that is something we see here where the temperature goes to extremes, the cycle of freezing and thawing break concrete -but why does it do this in your benign weather? Just wondering.

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Andreea said...

One reason for which they are constantly being ignored, is that people from poorer neighborhoods don't usually go to vote. But I'm not sure that they would be treated better by the cities authorities even if they did vote regularly.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's always smart to watch your step but some neighbourhoods are definitely more dangerous than others.