I noticed it yesterday but didn’t think about it much. There were an awful lot of white cars, new cars, lined up row after row of fresh imports on the docks. Several lots in fact with the occasional silver, black or red tossed in for seasoning. But most were white.
Today, looking at the cars on the roads while traveling to the airport, there is no question that well more than 50% of those cars are white and it might climb as high as 75% when looking at the Nissans and Toyotas and other small cars.
Took my mind off some of the other thoughts I had about this particular part of the world. It is an area where the major book stores have some selective gaps. One can buy coffee table photo books of most of the major cities. Certainly Damascus, but not Jerusalem. You can buy language courses for Russian, Chinese, Hindi but not Hebrew. You can find books on any religion, with one notable exception. I don’t know it bothers me so much; these gaps in world view are not unexpected.
I didn’t look at any of the Atlases, that knowledge I didn’t need.
Shrink Wrap? If the cars were in the port they were probably shrink wrapped. White is the standard color. Start watching you will see lots of them in any port where cars are being shipped.
Yes, these were shrink wrapped, but you could still tell black, red, silver and white even with the wrapping! Most of them were partly unwrapped which seriously aided in my guessing ability….