Wednesday, May 21, 2008

I'm back.

The roof of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hangzhou is covered with marbles.

Hundreds of thousands of marbles.

Just thought you'd like to know.


rr said...

Welcome back! Yes, I very much like knowing that. Very much indeed. But are they loose? or fixed down in some way? is there a parapet to stop them rolling off in high winds? These are the questions I ask myself.

Of course there's also "why?" but I'm passing that one over.

Homo Ono said...

Hey rr! Yes, they are loose and there is a raised wooden walkway and a parapet around the edge to keep them on the roof. I also assume there must be drains underneath for rainwater. I'm glad you passed over the other question because I have no idea what the answer is. I find myself very often without the answer to "why?" in China.

jason said...

How completely cool!

dw said...

Well, so the lost ones end up somewhere. Good to know.