Thursday, March 26, 2015

Windows and Fences

  Windows and fences are quite similar... they both serve as dividers. Diving the inside world and the outside world, dividing public space from private space.

Windows:


   I don't know what the story is behind this Poseidon, but I like it. He looks like he is protecting the building with the help of his fish and dolphin friend.  Poor Poseidon must miss the sea though. He is staring out at telephone wires and flat roads instead of sea creatures and seaweed rippling in the moving water.



There are lots of broken windows in this neighborhood. There are many ways a window can break, hooligans, confused birds or hailstorms. Who knows how these ones broke. Sometimes it's not worth repairing things though.



Fences:


  I've been seeing stickers with this smiling face all around Seattle for years now. I tried to do an internet investigation about it, to see if the face meant anything. I found no concrete information but I did discover what NBD means. It stands for No Big Deal and it is a Seattle graffiti crew.


A chain link fence with barbed wire protecting a mass of something covered by a tarp. How mysterious! What could be under there? A time machine? A slumbering monster? A submarine? An entrance leading to a magical land? Curiouser and curiouser!



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