Mountain of forlorn shipping containers in HK port

This photo by Bobby Yip for Reuters shows the mounting towers of shipping containers piling up in the port of Hong Kong as container ships, piled up in anticipation of orders from the west that never came. The shipping container may be the most potent totem of the 2000s — up there with spurs and barbed wire, the locomotive, the sextant and other symbols of bygone eras.

(via Kottke)