Actually…I think that post is really at that angle!
You know, it’s amazing the types of things that make you nostalgic when you’re missing a place. This is just a pretty mundane image that I probably snapped through the window of a taxi while zipping up and down the streets of Lima. Behind the barricade is a Combi stop where people frantically push and shove each other in order to get on a Combi. Other people just stand around there all day taking advantage of the chaos because it means they can get close to people and rob them blind.
The world’s a crazy place, but most people do things because they’ve got a good reason…at least for themselves.
Anyway, I can’t figure out that pole. Why would you stick it in the ground at that angle? You know, if it were an American company building the road, they’d get a $50,000 piece of equipment that would align the pole with the sun, the moon, and the nearest start to our solar system. It’d take them two and a half months to put that pole in at a cost that would bankrupt a small country…but by god…it’d be straight.
In Peru, they just grab a couple guys and whip the thing up in like 15 minutes. Sure it ends up crooked, but nobody goes bankrupt trying to pay for the thing…Peru’s awesome!