Monday, May 14, 2012

Modern Art

Cone Head (1 of 1)
My week in Scotland literally flew by. There was rain, lots of work, long walks each evening and the chance to meet up with friends. It was just enough of a taste to help me know I want to go back again when I have more time to explore.

I got back to Istanbul a little after 1 this morning, so I haven't had a chance to even look at my photos, but I can't help but share this one. At dinner one evening my coworkers started joking about "cone head," I was clueless so I asked them to explain. Turns out some time ago someone put an orange cone on a Wellington statue that sits in front of Glasgow's modern art museum. The officials took it down. Someone put it back up. Officials took it down. Someone put it back up. This went on for a while, and finally, they just left it up.

I, of couse, went looking for it the next day. I couldn't look at it without grinning. That splash of orange and its jaunty angle adds so much life and personality.

I hope you had a great weekend - and that this week gets off to a great start.

Here's a little Joe Pug with Hymn 76 to start your week off right. Pin It

8 comments:

DecorandtheDog said...

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Right? Too funny! Glad you had a good trip!

R Montalban said...

I knew about that, and the fact that it only ever happened on this particular statue! Glad you got home safely and it rained on Sunday so timing for Saturday was great :-) xxx

tinajo said...

Haha, that's a great prank! :-)

~Kristina said...

Too funny!

Stacee said...

Can't wait to get an update on SCOTLAND. Please let me know when you'll be back in my neck of the woods. Miss you!

Christianna said...

Hahahahahah, that's great! You'll have to tell me about your time in Scotland! I leave for Europe in about a month and a half!

Anna said...

Hi Jamie,
Glad you had time to fit some fun into your trip! The cone makes for quite the hat - either comical or scandalous, depending upon one's view of art:)
Looking forward to seeing more of your photos from Scotland.
Have a great week.

Ms. Becky said...

I like that they honored the will of the people and let it be. it's a fun photo, thanks for that today. and happy day to you Jamie.

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