Friday, September 08, 2006

umbrella graveyard

After Ernesto last week, there were many of these makeshift graveyards throughout DC. When we lived in NYC we also saw many of them. I am always surprised and more than a little disappointed that adults will just toss their broken things to the ground like that. This case was particularly annoying as these umbrellas are at the base of a trash can. Does it really take that much effort to place the trash INTO the can???

Secondly, I think collecting these discarded items and creating some large scale art would be an interesting and enlightening project.

3 Comments:

Blogger luggi said...

For work like this, try googling Nancy Rubins.

6:07 PM  
Anonymous restaurant gal said...

I see this a lot after a big storm in my city. My take on the "uncanned umbrella syndrome" is that they break free from their already-drenched owners, take flight, and crash land at the first obstacle that stops them on the sidewalk.

That Ernesto was some kind of storm, yes?

The Gal

10:18 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

just as you mentioned, this photo is artistic in some ways. IMHO!

2:48 AM  

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