I've got another 'old Hong Kong waterworks' puzzle for this week's newsletter. Unlike the recent pouring pipe mystery, this one took much longer to solve. It all started around ten years ago, back in a time of tadpoles.
Looking for tadpoles, finding pillars
When our daughters were younger, an annual ritual each April / May was to go looking for tadpoles. We'd take a jam jar's worth home, enjoy watching them grow into baby toads, then take them back to their stream and let them go.
The path to the tadpoles passes these two old pillars, made from granite blocks and standing unused in the centre of the stream.
What were they built for?
A little further uphill the path crosses the <Read more ...>