Reader Simple Simon posted up this image of a Beijing hardware boutique shop. It’s funny — I’ve never been to China, and the layout is obviously a little different than what I’m used to, but this storefront still feels familiar. I guess no matter where it is or what language it’s in, construction supplies are construction supplies.
At least the guy manning the place isn’t going to jump up and tell me about the latest sweepstakes I can enter, or jam a flier laden with all the shop’s latest deals into my hand — whether I want one or not. Then again, those signs behind him are too small for me to read, even with my extensive knowledge of Chinese on tap; they might very well say something like, “Huge deals here. Just ask your sales clerk.”
In either case, its uber cool that Simple Simon took a few shots of the hardware scene across the world.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]