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DECEMBER 10, 2005 12:22 PM


I found this little composition on a rain drain pipe on my way to school yesterday. I think it is in part accidental.

what is the correct english expression for "rain drain pipe?"


I also discovered this new Banksy. It's all very accidental indeed.


but my favourite is this world cup themed Telekom ad. German soccer fans were accidentally placed behind razor wire at a construction site. I don't mind at all, if you care to know. They look quite scary to me.

nina. this is a beautiful little composition you found. thanks for sharing. I think one would generally call this contraption a down-spout. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=down-spout That being said- I much much prefer rain drain pipe, it's pedestrian and poetic at the same time!

ryan | December 10, 2005 12:39 PM

thank you ryan!
you are right, down-spout does not seem too descriptive.. seems like we are online at the same time, how exciting!

nina | December 10, 2005 12:41 PM

that stencil is beautiful. (and kind of twisted?) reminds me of the antony and the johnsons song 'criple and the starfish'...

ryan | December 10, 2005 12:59 PM

oh i wish i knew the song.. i still don't own a single antony and the johnsons album. banksy is a famous stencil artist from britain. if he was making paintings, he would be in all the galleries. it is really lovely to find his art all over the city.

nina | December 10, 2005 1:20 PM

it reminds me of the they might be giants song "end of the tour," where it says:
never to part since the day we met
out on interstate 91
i was bent metal, you were a flaming wreck
when we kissed at the overpass

mark | December 10, 2005 2:39 PM

i love that stencil!

james voges | December 10, 2005 5:16 PM


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