Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Ok...this was posted on newsvine.com. Some people have too much time on their hands!
A giant inflatable dog poo by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.
The art work, titled Complex Shit, is the size of a house.
The wind carried it 200 metres from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children's home, museum director Juri Steiner said.
The inflatable poo broke the window at the children's home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Mr Steiner said.
The art work has a safety system which normally makes it deflate when there is a storm, but this did not work when it blew away.
Mr Steiner said Mr McCarthy had not yet been contacted and the museum was not sure if Complex Shit would be put back on display.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I went on a walk last night around the avenues. There was a crazy storm all over the valley--except downtown basically. But, it made for a nice walk and some pretty great pictures. I walked from my house randomly through the avenues ending up on J street and 10th Ave. Once I turned west I noticed the sunset and the great storm clouds. And there is a great house on 11th Ave. and B street that is covered in stone gargoyles and dragons. Climbing on the roof, hanging off the walls, etc. It's pretty cool. Anyway, it was a great walk.