Monday, April 13, 2009

Stuttgart


We arrived late to Stuttgart, the sun already down. We went to Stuttgart's pride and joy, SI Centrum. A huge modern centre which is NOT ACCESSIBLE for wheelchair users!!!! We had to go out, across roads, in order to get to where the restaurants were. There were escalators, no lifts. Bloody stupid. (If by chance there were disabled facilities, they were not obvious so still bloody stupid!)

I thought these aquaria were a nice touch.

3 comments:

joannamauselina said...

When I lived in Ireland thirty years ago, I noticed the astonishing lack of wheelchair accessibility there and in Europe. I had imagined things would have changed, but maybe not.

Nan said...

Should you ever take a trip to this side of the pond, I think you would be pleased with the accessibility. All buildings which are open to the public must be accessible. The is a federal law mandating it. Museums, restaurants, shops, everything.

FugueStateKnits said...

I second Nan's comments here! And Joanna's city is actually known for being accessible to disabled persons!
And here in Merlin, we don't allow smoking in those accessible restaurants, bars and office spaces, so you can have a drink and NOT die of lung cancer from second hand smoke.
Just sayin...