Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 4.249: In the car park

It's obvious to me that a place designed for the parking of cars is called a car park. I can see that there is very little actual logic though. After all a water park is not a place to park water, nor is a dog park...well not in the same way anyway.

Anyway, this is not a post about language, but about UK parking. Firstly a test...what is remarkable about this parking situation:


Go ahead, have a look (no not at the disguised plates), anything else?


Did you notice now?


Yes?


Of course you did, it's that these modestly sized cars are far enough apart to open the doors.

This is not the normal situation in the UK. This is special "comfort parking":



And elsewhere are special spaces where you can park to charge up your electric car - using solar electricity:


Pretty cool - but how it works with the whole British-weather thing is another matter.

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