Two mailboxes that fell victim to the destruction of Typhoon Soudelor as it hit Taipei last weekend have been attracting visitors from far and wide (across the city, at least).
Everyone and their dogs have shown up to pose for photos with the “cute” mailboxes, which were bent over when a piece of debris fell on top of them in the fury of this year’s strongest tropical storm. Pictures of the green and red mailboxes, located on Longjiang Road, have since gone viral online.
Chunghwa Post Co chairman Philip Ong said in local media reports that the two tilted mailboxes would remain at their current location and be made into a tourist attraction, with a sign informing visitors about how they had been damaged by Soudelor.
And like any good tourist attraction, the site can be turned into profit. Visitors can now even buy the mailboxes in keyring form.
by Dan Cunningham