Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Wordless Wednesday II

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30 comments:

tiggerprr said...

Well that's smart...was that really in Japan? It wasn't like that when I lived there, but I have been back in the US for 24 years. Wow...that made me feel very old, very fast.

Shoshana said...

Wow...that's amazing! I guess they'd have to always have an attendant ready or you're so stuck!

I played this WW first time this week. :)

The Foo said...

love it!... i did my 2nd year engineering project designing one of those hydraulic parking lots. the japanese just have all the fun innovative ideas. happy WW!

ghee said...

amazing,right?they just love "compact",and they even have compact hotels. :)

a huge elevated/hydraulic parking lots scare me sometimes :)

where did you get the pic,Angelo?
you took it by yourself when you were here?

ren.kat said...

Looks like hot wheels toys for a giant. I haven't been to Japan- I thought most of that kind of thing was exaggeration. . .

Sweet Kitty said...

That's a good idea! We have something like that in Munich I think!

Hugs and Happy WW from Germany,
Sonny

Sweet like Kitty
Sonny's Xmas

local girl said...

We don't have anything like that here although we probably should. What a great idea!

mar (beta) said...

I have only been to one of such parking lots in Spain, it was in Vigo, amazing!!!
blogger isn't letting us -old bloggers!- comment on beta blogs, I am using an emergency profile, lol!
mar

Starrlight said...

That is awesome! Can you imagine parking that thing?!

Bond said...

They have them in NYC also


HAPPY WW

Come on by and sit on THE COUCH sometime

Angelo said...

Tiggerprr: yup it's in Japan. I took it in Kawasaki last year. I guess time flies by, and technology flies in Japan too.... so it really shouldn't make you feel old!

Angelo said...

Shoshana: Actually, I didn't see any attendants, but it was at a condo, so if they had any problems I guess they could call the superintendent? Glad to see you playing WW :)

Angelo said...

The Foo: tell me about it, they got so much cool stuff!

Angelo said...

Ghee: ya it's awesome, it's an excellent space saving solution. I saw something like this near Megamall in the Philipines, but nothing that actually came up from the ground like this. I took it at a condominium somewhere in Kawasaki when I was there.

You're right though, I'm wary of the stability of these things! But I'm sure they're fine. Ya I heard about those hotels, seems more like a mausoleum than a hotel!

Angelo said...

Ren.Kat: ya, tell me about it!

Angelo said...

Sweet Kitty: lucky! I wish we had these in Toronto, they're cool...

Angelo said...

local girl: ya we should, they're cool!

Angelo said...

Mar:I didn't realize that Blogger was still having that problem! I regretted switching to beta at first because of that problem. You could also use the "OTHER" option when choosing an identity to comment.

You know, you can switch to beta without switching your blog's template to beta. I did that for a while, but then I couldn't resist, and it's actually much easier in beta!


Good Luck

Angelo said...

Starrlight: it seems a little suspect, but probably just needs practice.... can you imagine getting stuck up there?

Angelo said...

Bond: Cool really!? Where, I'd like to see next time I'm down there.

delightfulduchess said...

It would sure ease the parking problems here in the DC area.
Great pic

amy said...

How does one do that?

Kim said...

Really? That is so cool!

Connie said...

wow! I don't think I've ever seen anything like that.

haze said...

Very intelligent, pratical and space saving !!! We need it here in France since the road is tooooo narrow tapos double way pa, can't find a space to park and bit expensive especially when you go to the center :( ! That's the reason why french cars are small hehehe !

Angelo said...

Delightfulduchess: yeah, here in Toronto too!

Angelo said...

Amy: No so sure, hydraulics I guess? The lady just pushed a button and out popped the cars from the ground, it was cool :)

Angelo said...

Kim: Word, it is cool!

Angelo said...

Connie: In a way, it may be a good thing that we haven't seen stuff like this, I guess it could mean we live in areas that are relatively not overcrowded, that such a solution is not yet necessary or economicaly viable? Thanks for dropping by :)

Angelo said...

Haze: Ya, parking is sooo expensive here in Toronto too, they do it on purpose to get people to take public transport. Salut!