Friday, May 29, 2009

rainbow stripes...














This is the gas storage tank which supplies the residents of the City of Boston. For ever, its rainbow stripes have caused tremendous controversy around beantown and beyond. "Why?", you wonder. It is said that the artist painted a subliminal profile of Ho Chi Minh in the blue stripe.

Can you see him?

17 comments:

Wanda said...

Are you sure it's not Alfred Hitchcock?

Relyn said...

No. I can't see it. And, my answer to the questioners is, "Why not?" It's happy and colorful. We all have to look at those huge old things anyway. Why not give us something to look at?

Anali said...

Wow! Love this picture. And talk about being on the same wavelength. I have a picture of this on my flickr page, with both gas tanks, and literally two minutes ago, just posted it to a new flickr group pool. Oh and I never could see him in there either.

Gayle said...

Okay, all I saw was a blue stripe, but my eleven year old son saw Ho Chi Minh (and showed him to me!)

m. heart said...

oh, i haven't seen or thought about these tanks in eons, since i used to drive to boston from providence on occasion. thanks for jogging my memory!

Toni said...

I thought you were going to say something about gay pride, certainly wasn't expecting Ho Chi Minh. I do see the hair line, sideburn and ear. Is that it? Okay, now I see a profile of the eyes, nose, mouth and goatee. (I had to really enlarge it.) Regardless, I think it is probably the coolest tank I've seen. I love it when they get creative with the paint on these eyesores.

Christina said...

It's lovely! Colorful and lovely! And if you point it out, I'm gonna see it, or something like it. lol

vchelle said...

Love this. It is bright and colorful. What a nice sight and I would like to see while driving by... And No I can't see him...

sunnymama said...

I can't see him but the stripes do look cheerful! What an amazing sight to drive by :)

sunnymama said...

Se'Lah, thanks for your messages and explanation. I think I see him now but I'm not sure :)

That is the chicken said...

Nope! I can't see him but I think the stripes are fun. Calgary has a gas tank with hats painted on it near the airport but check out this gas tank!
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vhBzu4WmuMg/Sjt4d8pWNCI/AAAAAAAAFQ4/KxuLbJyf4C8/s1600-h/DSC04081.jpg

storyteller's other blog said...

Very kewl and colorful treatment. Wish they'd do something like this where I live.
Hugs and blessings,

Rebecca said...

Great. What a statement that makes for town.

Linda :) said...

Very colorful!! :)

Pacey said...

What a beautiful way to paint the gas tank in rainbow colors, no matter what controversies there are, I still find this beautiful. LOL.

Martha said...

Even things that would normally be ugly can be made beautiful with a little color! So glad to see you playing along with us again :-)

sunnymama said...

Great to see you at the Color Carnival again Se'Lah and hope you've had a wonderful weekend :)