Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Corner View - Vending Machines


The theme of this week's Corner View is vending machines, which are commonplace in rich First World cities: I think the most I ever saw was in Tokyo, which is one of the few places in the world where there are vending machines on nearly every street, dispensing beer. Third World countries tend not to have such sophisticated devices, but they have their own versions like this mobile shop I saw in Cambodia.



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19 comments:

  1. :) love your version! p.s. did you see the game yesterday?

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  2. yours is soooo much better.
    yup, I reckon japan probably wins hands down, just have a look at what jgy posted.

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  3. A "human" version of a vending machine !!!

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  4. That is a cool version though. Nothing beats the human connection.

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  5. I like this version of vending machines on wheels.

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  6. I also prefer your vending ´machine´. I love how they build it themselves...so inventive.

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  7. I love seeing the various types of kiosks, vending machines on wheels and so in various places around the world. The color and life it creates in the streets is fascinating and sure beats the sterility of the modern western street scene!

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  8. This is great. This is life.

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  9. oh yes, I forgot to mention 'beer' in the vending machines in Japan.
    I like this type of vending 'machine' too, where the coins go into someone's hand and not into a cool metal sliver...
    reminds me for some reason of a famous quote by the architect Le Corbusier, that a house is " a machine for living in". Interesting to think of the (vending) machine, contrastingly, as a house for ...buying in...?!
    I don't quite know what I'm saying but I got that association in mind from your post...
    thanks:)

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  10. OK, Ian, meet you in Japan!!!

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  11. there are many of those kinds of vending machines around here.

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  12. Happy Anniversary, Ian! I'll be back later!

    kim

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  13. what a different "vending machine!" great capture!

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  15. that is fun and better that the real vending machines!
    happy aniversary!

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  16. I love the traditional ones better :)

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  18. Buying the right vending machine and setting it at the correct location does not take much of your time or efforts, especially if you have connections with local businesses and stores.

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