Saturday, 26 August 2006

Drainpipes

Make you wonder what happens when it rains and whether Russians have really good wellies...

5 Comments:

At 30/8/06 04:17, Blogger Luz said...

Dumb question: What are wellies?

 
At 30/8/06 20:51, Blogger qaminante said...

Wellington boots, which are made of rubber - perhaps you would call them gumboots?

 
At 7/9/06 14:58, Blogger Stu said...

Our drainpipes at home do that. I guess it saves on underground piping - as long as the pavement slopes the right way :)

 
At 7/9/06 15:24, Blogger qaminante said...

It's the size I was commenting on, imagining the amount of water they must spew all over the pavement! Maybe it isn't obvious but even the smaller one in this photo is twice the size of any I've seen in Belgium or the UK. I don't know whether the size prevents them from freezing in winter, or is merely necessary to cope with the volume of water produced by melting snow on rooftops. Will have to ask a Nordic person..

 
At 2/10/06 07:57, Blogger Sabine said...

These are actually commonplace in Malta/Gozo... and no, the pavements are mostly not slanting the right way. Neither are the roads. When it rains it's best to stay at home!

 

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