Like fire and furniture, like wind and hairdos, water and frost don’t do really well together. It’s ok when the water is a part of you ice-cream cone and the frost in on the short leash of you fellow refrigerator, but when the water is all over you valuable possessions of even some real estate and there are freezing temperatures outside—it’s a total disaster.
However, the gurus of self-help are teaching us to see the bright sides in everything that’s happening with us through our thorny and troubled lives.
These picturesque icicles were the byproduct of the water-pipe burst on the side of the St Mary le Park Court apartment block in the downtown London.
And the bigger the pipe—the bigger the fun (not for the pipe service team, of course). Here’s what happened in the Belle Isle Park on the bank of the Detroit River several years ago.
The result of the controlled water main leak in the Duluth MN. It happens there every winter.
Sometimes the ice can broke the trees almost to the ground.
Belgian visual artist Xavier Delory has noticed the very unnatural way the modern suburbia invades the surroundings of the European and US cities. Limited number of the suburban housing designs that have been planted into the landscapes without any second thought makes modern countryside look stereotypically all the same everywhere.
In his graphic project “Habitat” Xavier Delory pushes this type of suburban architecture to the limit.
You can find the whole “Habitat” cycle on the Xavier’s Flickr page.
When the bureaucracy wins and the letter of the law (willful negligence in this case) overcomes the spirit of the law stupid and quite funny things happen. Like in this case which is taking place right now somewhere in Canada. Probably, the owners of this place have been sued for willful negligence by someone who felt on this three steps despite the presence of the two sturdy railings.
It would be great if the residents of that area would celebrate The Staircase Reopening on April 13 with the huge party. Because when you will push stupidity to the limit it will become obvious.