Friday, January 22, 2016

Caution With Style - pictures in Beijing

I was driving the other day and saw this in the middle of an intersection, the picture is zoomed in so you can't see it is an intersection. Bless the people that put these branches in the open manhole (there are actually two open manholes).

 I think this is the best, makes it look like there is a tree growing out of the road. 


  1. Are uncovered manholes common?

    Saw from the AQI app that skies had been beautifully blue and psi relatively low until about yesterday on. Is it sandstorm?

  2. Ha! Yes, it takes them days to fix them...the question is where do the covers go?!?! I also never step on grates in the ground, I'm always afraid I'm going to fall through.

    No sandstorm, we don't get many sandstorms, we get pollution and no North wind to carry it away. With a sandstorm the AQI will actually not be too bad if you follow US Embassy readings because sand is over 10pm so it doesn't register the same way as the smaller, more dangerous 2.5pm.

  3. I'm guessing the covers are made of metal? If so, probably someone stolen them and sold them to the smelting co for money.

    How does one protect one's face from sandstorm?