Fear no longer serves much of a purpose to our species. Modern humans have very little to be scared of in the natural world; there are no predators that actively hunt us. Truth is, the thing that poses the greatest danger to us is each other.
Over the course of producing Unusual Spaces, I've encountered a recurring theme: Behind each fascinating unusual space, there are equally fascinating unusual people who have taken up their cause. Case in point: Paul VanMeter.
In his book Ghost Train through the Andes, author Michael Jacobs tells of how Bolivia's then-president, Aniceto Arce, saw a modern transport network as the key to his country's prosperity, transforming Bolivia into a 'land of the future'.
Sadly, due to rapid modernization and an increase in more convenient shopping facilities over the past few decades, traditional markets have continuously lost patronage and are quickly diminishing in size and number.