With the first drops of rain the grey cities are suddenly revived with the bright umbrellas people are holding, if the wind allows it. Umbrellas not only protect people from soppy weather but they also provide the cities with unusual atmosphere that is very photogenic. Walking round with an umbrella or meeting people holding umbrellas could embody quite a problém sometimes. Although people from my climate use umbrellas relatively often, not all of them know how to safely use them, umbrellas can transform in a dangerous weapon that is (sadly) not dangerous for the holder, but for the people breathing nearby.
Some people for eg. overlook the fact that the end of the wires on umbrellas are in the hight of other pople´s eyes. Still they scramble through the crowds without paying attention to other´s heads, or eyes, although one can avoid the colision easily by raising the umbrella higher or by tilting it to one side.