Now that spring weather has arrived in Chicago, it’s time to put away my winter sweaters. Well, maybe not quite yet. It can still snow here in May. But as the temperatures reach into the 80s, I’ve had to dig into my summer wardrobe.
Several weeks ago I found these fun Hong Kong street sign t-shirts on CafePress.com. Queen’s Road East, Temple Street, King’s Road, and more. I bought an Ice House Street shirt.
While I have no special attachment to Ice House Street, it begins up near the Foreign Correspondents’ Club and snakes along Hong Kong institutions like the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Prince’s Building.
My friends at Gwulo.com write that Ice House Street is an extension of the former Ice House Lane, on which stood the original Ice House, dating back to the mid-1800s. Back then, ice was imported and called “snow” in Cantonese.
I like wearing my Ice House Street t-shirt now and hope we don’t see snow here in Chicago for another 8 months!