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City of Sculptures
March 25, 2011 2:29 PM   Subscribe

A while ago, the west Swedish city of Borås proclaimed itself city of sculptures. And indeed you find all sorts of petrified things around the city: some neighbor on the main square; a sad rabbit in the snow; an exclamation point; some freezing kids; and a lazy student. Some of them have stories attached.

For example this green dude (the artist) shocked a little girl so much that her outraged grandmother posted an angry letter to the local paper. The rabbit gets regularly vandalized and revived. And this? "Walking to Borås" by Jim Dine...
They say that when Pinocchio was done walking he ate a huge plate of curry and then...left this behind.
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posted by Namlit (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Do you have another link to whatever Pinocchio left behind? Evidently I can't view it without creating a google profile.
posted by zylocomotion at 3:37 PM on March 25, 2011


I just realized I have now publicly asked to see what is contextually likely to be a huge pile of shit.
posted by zylocomotion at 3:38 PM on March 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


here, here, here, and here
posted by Namlit at 3:50 PM on March 25, 2011


What's so shocking about the green dude?
posted by scalefree at 5:38 PM on March 25, 2011


He's big.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 PM on March 25, 2011


Nice. And how about Columbus, Indiana, of all places?
posted by kozad at 10:15 PM on March 25, 2011


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