Monday, November 16, 2009

Potholes Solve Problems

MONTREAL (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Potholes are a nuisance, unless they’re used for washing clothes or burying a dead dog.

Artists Claudia Ficca and Davide Luciano are solving the pothole problem in their hometown of Montreal by finding creative, functional ways to cover them up.

They added a diving board to one pothole, turning it into a mini swimming pool, filled another with ice to keep beers cold, and used one for grape stomping to make a fine street wine.

Ficca says filling potholes with something like flowers “benefits” the city because it “makes the street prettier.”

However, Luciano admits having a swimming pool in the middle of the road isn’t the best idea.

The duo agree that their project “turns a positive into a negative” since it gets people to actually smile and laugh over annoying potholes.

Though they hope to get the city to address the problem, they don’t want all the potholes fixed so they can continue to “play.”

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