17 April 2007

Billboards Removed


Not really family oriented but...
In the city we are surrounded with outdoor advertising. From bus-stop benches (which a councilmember wants to abolish in Cincinnati) to flashing lights and the blare of the ice cream truck.

In Sao Paulo, I saw an article in which they have banned large outdoor signage. I have mixed feelings about this. I enjoy city life, and that life includes a bustling commerce. I don't want to change the city into a replica of a quiet small town, or a tranquil park. On the other hand, I don't want flashing lights and loud stereos comming in through my window either.

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