A rainbow of umbrellas in Hong Kong.
A rainbow of umbrellas in Hong Kong.

If you live in Los Angeles, the next time you’re on the freeway or at a busy intersection, take a look at the cars.

How many colors do you see?

I can count them on one hand: white, gray/silver, black, and red.

Sure, occasionally you’ll see a blue or green car (wow!), but it’s really weird how little variation there is in vehicle colors.

When I was in Hong Kong, I noticed that locals were quite colorful in their fashion choices.  Even their umbrellas come in every shade of the rainbow.

People there have no need for cars (public transportation is excellent!), but I imagine that if Hong Kongers had private cars, their roadways would look a lot more vibrant than LA’s.

— posted by Debbie Chong


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