Some Taiwanese look on the bright side of a deadly storm by posing with slumping receptacles.

超可愛的有沒有! 比起彩繪郵筒還是天然ㄟ尚好

A photo posted by Jing-Ya (@lingocandy) on

When it hit Taiwan, Typhoon Soudelor was powerful enough to hurl a car down the road, ragdoll a scooter, and crush mailboxes into a drunken-looking slump.

Though locals are no doubt still bemoaning the storm’s destruction—the latest toll is about two-dozen dead in Taiwan and China—some have embraced the damaged boxes, flocking to pose for goofy pictures. They’ve become such a sensation there are now toys of them circulating. Reports the Taipei Times:

Two mailboxes in Taipei have become tourist attractions after a shop sign fell on them during Typhoon Soudelor, with visitors saying they now resemble two people standing next to each other and leaning.

The mailboxes—one red and the other green—are on Longjiang Road (龍江路) in Taipei….

Chunghwa Post Co chairman Philip Ong (翁文祺) yesterday said that the two mailboxes would remain at their current location, adding that the post office plans to turn the site into a tourist attraction.

He added that a sign would be set up to the side of the mailboxes informing visitors how they had been damaged by Typhoon Soudelor.

Even as monuments, the boxes will still accept letters.

颱風過後 #typhoon#newattraction#mailboxes#taipei#Lol#郵

A photo posted by ✨Stacie📈 (@staciieline) on

#這是ㄧ種我無法理解的概念 #自得其樂 #颱風 #湊熱鬧 #郵筒

A photo posted by Angel Huang (@angel20739) on

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Bicycle riders on a package-blocked bicycle lane
    Perspective

    Why Do Micromobility Advocates Have Tiny-Demand Syndrome?

    In the 1930s big auto dreamed up freeways and demanded massive car infrastructure. Micromobility needs its own Futurama—one where cars are marginalized.

  2. a photo of Extinction Rebellion climate change protesters in London
    Environment

    When Climate Activists Target Public Transit

    The climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion is facing a backlash after disrupting commuters on the London Underground.

  3. a photo of a WeWork office building
    Life

    What WeWork’s Demise Could Do to NYC Real Estate

    The troubled coworking company is the largest office tenant in New York City. What happens to the city’s commercial real estate market if it goes under?

  4. A photo of residents blocking a Philadelphia intersection on a July weekend in 1953.
    Perspective

    The Hidden History of American Anti-Car Protests

    A wave of traffic safety activism in the 1970s helped reshape Dutch streets. But the U.S. had its own anti-car movement earlier, led largely by women.

  5. Environment

    Carbon Emissions Are Already Falling in 30 Cities

    As mayors gather for C40’s summit on climate change, the coalition reports that a third of its members have hit peak emissions.

×