Liuzhou Laowai

Random thoughts on life in Liuzhou, Guangxi, China

Spiral Scratch

I commented before on the epic lack of taste of the local planners and, in particular, this nonsense where they seemed to have gathered together a team of drunken imbeciles to design a few tubes covered in sticky back plastic. The sort of thing I did in primary school – or would have done if they had invented sticky back plastic a few decades earlier.

Sticky Back Plastic

But now, I am more ready to be conciliatory. They have obviously taken all my constructive criticism to heart and consulted experts. The bar has been raised, the goalposts moved. Today, as I strolled into town, I passed the previously offending site and witnessed an aesthetic revolution. 

The spiral stripes of plastic have been removed. Naked cardboard tubes stood proud and erect on the lawn. And a bunch of people were covering them with paper flowers, each stuck on carefully by hand.

Flowery Tubes 

Out of sheer habit, they were sticking the paper roses on in a spiral pattern. As you would.

Spiral Flowers 

I guess this is something to do with the upcoming 50th anniversary of Guangxi's founding, but I don't remember anything in "Chinese History for Idiots" mentioning flowery paper spirals. I must have missed class that day.

Final Product

The Final Product 

. This entry was posted on Saturday, December 6th, 2008 at 5:59 pm and is filed under Art, Liuzhou News, Random Photographs, Strawberry Fields, Stupidity. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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