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In many cities is recommendable to watch carefully not to get lucky. Meaning looking when walking so to avoid stepping in a dog, cat or even Homo Sapiens luck.

Looking bears another advantage. One might spot beautiful pavements or details that are meant to be stepped on, but no less artsy and storytelling. As the cast iron caps in cities like Bistrița.

On the city’s coat of arms there the ostrich. Quite odd, since the bird is not native to the country. But then again, it wears a crown while tasting a horseshoe. Apparently, it has finished the horse and moved to its belongings.

The ostrich and the lilies on the coat of arms are in fact the symbols of the Angevins, House of Anjou. In the 13 century, the town offered support to the dynasty that was fighting to get the crown of the Hungarian Kingdom. In exchange, it gained autonomy and the coat of arms.

Let’s make the ostrich tech

What if, instead of just passing by caps like this, without knowing the story behind it, we would have a reason to stop? Not just to drop the cigarette, as the skilled gentleman who put it right next to the shield. But to read on our smartphone about the history of that coat of arms and why it’s there. With a sensor or maybe just by GPS, augmented reality could kick in. That will offer a way better experience for those who prefer to visit places without the help of a guide and discover things on their own.

That will offer a way better experience for those who prefer to visit places without a guide and who enjoy discovering things on their own.