I'm guessing that at some point, someone had grand visions of lining this grey city's streets end to end with lush greenery and went absolutely ape-shit with these things. While that is an admirable and well-intentioned goal, I suspect that at some point the funding for this ambitious project ran as dry as the dead weeds that populate many of these planters. So, now we are left with these things strewn all over the sidewalks. It's difficult to walk more than a few blocks without running into them. To be fair, certainly not all of them are devoid of living plants, but a whole lot of them are. The irony is, what was intended to make the city greener has left the city's landscape looking as bleak and grey as ever.
|They come in all different shapes and sizes.|
|These lovely boxes make up a wall that barricades the front of the Water Barracks wing of the Slovak National Gallery.|
|Sometimes they're pushed together to form barricades.|
|Some of them are shaped like hexagons.|
|Sometimes they get pushed around into random clusters.|
|Others get tipped over.|
|This one's comparatively lush.|
|Typical Communist-era concrete fence|
|Another type of commonly seen Communist-era fence. This one surounds an old cemetery. I know that this cemetery HAD to have once been enclosed by an old stone wall or wrought-iron fence, but when that fell apart, it was replaced with this.|
(Click here to see recent photos I've taken of Bratislava).