February 7, 2007

 double the fun

there are two traffic circles in the area. the one in my neighborhood, which has enjoyed countless decorative displays over the years, and a relatively new one in the neighborhood just to the south. they are rarely decorated at the same time, so what's going on right now seems special.

this is what's happening in my traffic circle right now:


from a distance this hardly seems like anything at all. the pole from the new year's celebration is still in the middle, but this new thing has been strung around it.

i had to get really close to see that it's some sort of global warming message. those are flimsy swimsuits strung on the line with the signs.

then there's the traffic circle in the adjacent neighborhood, which has gone totally abstract:


here's a closeup shot. i have no idea what it means. it's nutso, but that's perfectly ok. at least it slows people down as they approach the intersection.

Posted by xta at February 7, 2007 9:57 PM | TrackBack

Not sure what the first one is actually telling a person to *do* - but the paper swimsuits are a nice touch.

The second one looks like wacky bee/flower tubey madness. Very cute.

Posted by: pinky at February 8, 2007 1:08 PM

I think the second one is a shrine to the coming of spring. I think I will come and pray to it, since I don't really trust the prognostications of that fucking groundhog.

Wait, can I say "fucking" in your comments? I guess I'm about to find out.

Posted by: minty at February 8, 2007 4:06 PM

The answer, apparently, is "yes."

Posted by: minty at February 8, 2007 4:07 PM

our neighborhood association president invited everyone to come down to the scrap exchange on sunday and work on artwork for the traffic circle.

so i'm guessing it was sort of like, hey, we're at the scrap exchange, let's just put tubes together!

i like the bee-things.

Posted by: lisa at February 8, 2007 7:21 PM
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