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Unique Lawn Ornament November 6, 2008

Filed under: neighborhood gardens — greenwalks @ 10:26 am
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Doing the morning school run the other day, I saw this unusual sculpture placed in the parking strip on a busy street.

Parking strip potty

Not at all sure what it’s doing there. Waiting for a new home? Providing emergency rest stop service for passing motorists? Sometimes people put out furniture or discarded building materials with a “free” sign, but this didn’t have one. I’ve seen bathtubs and sinks used as planters, but never a beige toilet, so I don’t think that’s in the cards. I just hope it goes away soon before someone decides to actually use it for its intended purpose.

 

9 Responses to “Unique Lawn Ornament”

  1. Hey, nice water feature!

  2. tina Says:

    I have one almost like it in my backyard. (don’t worry no one uses it:)

  3. Racquel Says:

    Lovely yard decor! lol

  4. Kim Says:

    I HAVE seen the likes used as a planter in my native Florida. Maybe this will be filled with petunias in the spring. 😉

  5. Kristi Says:

    Maybe it’s a modern tribute to the famous art piece by Duchamp? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fountain_(Duchamp)

  6. Philip Says:

    This has a kind of
    “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street”
    kind of quality. I can imagine that when you take your walks there is always something suprising or something will stop one in their tracks.

  7. Shibaguyz Says:

    Believe it or not, the city will not pick those up on garbage day. We’ve kept a vigilant eye in our neighborhood for this type of dumping and usually call the police with an address and they site the person doing the illegal curb side dumping. So, if it doesn’t disappear soon, that’s what we’d recommend from our experience. Good luck flushing out the culprit… get it… flushing… it’s funny, right?? no?? yeah… it’s funny… LOL

  8. Jendi Says:

    I had to laugh! Then I laughed again because you stopped and took a picture of it. 🙂 Blogging [and digital cameras] have really changed what we take pictures of.

  9. Hmmm…I’m surprised this didn’t make it into your sidewalk seating post!


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