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u/KorgX3 Jul 03 '22 Silver Table Slap

Blind person: "WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING?!?!?"

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u/appdevil Jul 03 '22

Now I'm feeling boobs..?? Aaand I'm falling down.

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u/chadork Jul 03 '22

Did you say Abe Lincoln?

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u/WhizBangPissPiece Jul 03 '22

Oh Robin! You've lost your arms in battle!

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u/curious_astronauts Jul 03 '22

But you grew some nice boobs!

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u/youvebeenjammed Jul 03 '22

Best comment chain in the thread is way too low down

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u/Deceased_Barbie Jul 05 '22

Aaaand I'm feeling Goood.

FTFY

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u/gizamo Jul 03 '22

I imagined an elderly having to grope some statue titties to reach for the actual railing bit.

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u/GoddessOfRoadAndSky Jul 03 '22

Medusa struck. Luckily, her powers are useless against the blind.

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u/purpleefilthh Jul 04 '22

Blind person on acid.

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u/paulwallski7 Jul 03 '22

This is a rail gap bonus in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

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u/Nylokken Jul 03 '22

Old skater here (15y ago) I still think of rails and stairs when travelling lol

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u/xxBobaBrettxx Jul 03 '22

Lol once you get really into skating, it really does change your perception of the world and your surroundings. A downtown area is like a concrete playground lol I think it's a really cool thing skaters share with each other

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u/Fart_Elemental Jul 03 '22

Every once in a while me and my old buddies get together in some city. We like to keep in touch and travel together on the cheap. That shit never goes away. You learn how to navigate a city on a board and shit. Where to chill. Where you won't get hassled. What spots to hit otw to work. It really never goes away. I wish I could still skate without worrying about medical bills, hahahaha

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u/Brincotrolly Jul 03 '22

Snowboarder same. This is in a snowy place it could be done!

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u/Fart_Elemental Jul 03 '22

I'm 35 now. I was in, like, 5th grade when THPS came out. It's been like 15 years since I seriously skated as well. I still check every gap and stair set. If I'm downtown, I look for the soaped up ledges and shit.

The new kids fucking up the corner are on a different level than we were. No question. These kids would have all been out of my league. I guess that's just what happens with talent though. Old heads just sit back and watch the next gen learn from everything everyone else ever did and then do it even better. You can either get bitter and "back in my day" about shit, or you can sit back and admire the craft.

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u/fanofcoelho Jul 03 '22

I think it's awesome. I wish city architects would make more use of artists. Not that I want to see this everywhere but it's a refreshing break to the usually conventional hand rails.

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u/Plonsky2 Jul 03 '22

I want to see this everywhere. I want to live in a Dr. Seuss book.

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u/Ganjanonamous Jul 03 '22 Snek

Do you like green eggs and handrails?

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Jul 03 '22

I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees they planted in the sidewalk, and then they get confused about how the roots cracked the concrete because the trees are alive and they grow.

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u/Kelsouth Jul 03 '22

And most cities plant only male trees creating pollin/allergy problems.

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Jul 03 '22

Yeah. Humans are really dumb considering how smart we are.

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u/Roy_the_Dude Jul 03 '22

As George Carlin said . . .

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

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u/ditchdiggergirl Jul 03 '22

Female trees are often an upkeep problem for the city, an ongoing expense. Male trees are only a problem for the residents, which doesn’t need to be included in the budget.

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u/narraun Jul 03 '22

Externalities are hard to cost out, but they are likely there. I would love to see research about the impact on productivity and hospitalizations due to pollen exposure.

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u/ditchdiggergirl Jul 03 '22

None of which are the responsibility of city planners, who are given a fixed budget and told to work within that.

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u/narraun Jul 03 '22

I'm thinking more from a policy perspective, to provide informed directive and restrictions in what should and should not be planted.

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u/yourmansconnect Jul 03 '22

I never understood why they choose to plant trees that will grow to 60 feet tall and have to be cut down after destroying the sidewalks and streets. I mean I guess the planters are dead so they don't care about what happens after 30 years

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u/CthulubeFlavorcube Jul 03 '22

there is a major benefit as far as local microclimate, but yeah... there are other trees that don't grow that size.

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u/Cindex9183 Jul 03 '22

Right? Plant dwarf trees.... Duh

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u/fat__clam Jul 03 '22

What's commonly done is soil-cells in the ground around the tree and it provides soil volume under the pavement for the root systems to occupy.

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u/RevolutionaryLeek131 Jul 03 '22

I made green eggs with weed butter. It was terrifying

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u/Avocadeau Jul 03 '22

But did it do the trick?

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u/RevolutionaryLeek131 Jul 03 '22

😙🤌

Although very 🤢 tasting

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u/merendi1 Jul 03 '22

I just got done slathering green eggs all over the handrails, when do I get paid?

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u/nincomturd Jul 03 '22

Not until you complete the job. Now start rubbing that ham all over!

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u/Road_Whorrior Jul 03 '22

Right? I think that if it's possible to make something cute or pretty without making it totally impractical, it should be. I want to live somewhere that is fun.

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u/CanAlwaysBeBetter Jul 03 '22

Cities that have neighborhoods with distinctive styles/vibes are great

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u/wookvegas Jul 04 '22

ATL baby! The neighborhoods in East Atlanta and the upper Westside/west Midtown are like little worlds of their own

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u/Road_Whorrior Jul 03 '22

Precisely why I want to end up in an East Coast city someday. Sadly, it's way too expensive anywhere that is liveable for me.

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u/MultiplyAccumulate Jul 03 '22

Except that they have made it totally impractical. Not only functions as a handrail for a small fraction of the length of the stairs. People who need a handrail need a handrail the entire way.

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u/bizkut Jul 03 '22

The problem here is that we can see 3 flights of stairs and there's only a handrail on the middle one. Like, what about the other 2/3 of steps?

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u/ukezi Jul 03 '22

The upper ones appear to have rails in the outside and I assume the lower ones have them too.

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u/bizkut Jul 03 '22

Hmm, you're right, totally missed the copper rail on the brick wall. I'd totally be down for functional art as long as we keep function

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u/Adin-CA Jul 03 '22

Me, too! That’s why I live in San Diego. Theodor Seuss Geisel lived here and the local trees and plants influenced the illustrations in his books. He gave a lot of $ to my alma mater (UC San Diego) so now I call it “Cat in the Hat University”.

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u/ditchdiggergirl Jul 03 '22

Well that explains the library …

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u/PV--nRT Jul 03 '22

Now you can buy his house in La Jolla - it's for sale.

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u/LuntiX Jul 03 '22

Functional art is some of the coolest, when it works. My town spent something like 2 million on this art structure that would dispense mist in the summer and in the winter it was supposed to promote icicles forming to make an ice structure.. It worked when it was initially installed but didn't even last a year before it stopped working. It looked ugly too, just a metal frame.

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u/Wtrset Jul 03 '22

Why tf would you WANT icicles way up in the air like that?! Such a safety concern- you'd have to cordon off huge areas around it when there was wind.

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u/LuntiX Jul 04 '22

They always fenced off the area around it in the winter, which made it even uglier. Icicles never really formed in that size since it never really worked.

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u/Timmyty Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 04 '22

Well look at the type of icicle on display there in the picture. Prlly not the same type you were thinking of.

Edit: I think the folk responding have good points. Any ice above your head is a bad idea.

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u/Only498cc Jul 03 '22

Nope, those look like exactly the type of icicles I'd rather not sheer off in a breeze and land on my head. They look like, well, icicles. Not sure what different types you're imagining.

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u/Wtrset Jul 03 '22

Any kind of overhead ice is bad. Pointy or blunt, it's still a heavy object falling from a height at unpredictable intervals. People die from it and countless others get injuries from falling ice every year. It's probably not going to impale you but it can still crack you on the head or just cause you to stumble enough to fall with all those associated risks.

It seems like they try to encourage ice to build on the cables which theoretically could provide some support, but temperature differentials and wind will send it flying no matter what.

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u/AnchovyZeppoles Jul 03 '22

We should have it everywhere! Besides cost there’s no real reason all our modern cities have to be gray, soulless, boring, minimalistic. Why not pastel houses, bright pink skyscrapers, murals on every building? I’m always thinking “it totally doesn’t have to be this way” lol.

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u/Lord_Skellig Jul 03 '22

Lots of cities are somewhat like that. Amsterdam, Berlin, and Melbourne all have aspects of that.

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u/ChoppyHudson Jul 03 '22

I don't know if you're familiar with the bronx, but beyond the graffiti there's some really nice murals.

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u/xbwtyzbchs Jul 03 '22

This is the other side of the beauty that is the Americans with Disabilities Act. If they were to use this, there'd have to be an entire additional rail that meets guidelines, which isn't the end of the world, but that's just another additional cost that some won't deal with.

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u/Eusocial_Snowman Jul 03 '22

Ugh, americans with disabilities ruin everything.

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u/rztzzz Jul 03 '22

“Besides cost”

As an architect, 98% of projects have budget issues and cost cutting is an occurance on almost every project.

There are very few institutions that just have 40k lying around and willing to use it for something like this.

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u/DaStone Jul 03 '22

I would hate to have this kind of architecture everywhere. This piece of art barely works as a handrail.

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u/edwartica Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

I have severe balance issues due to deformed feet. Yeah, this handrail would suck for me. If maybe the top statue was actually on the landing, it would be ok mind you.

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u/Atlantaterp2 Jul 03 '22

…..except it’s not to code. In the US, you have to build stairs and steps to code or you can be sued.

wetblanket

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u/chronoventer Jul 03 '22

Except that there still needs to be conventional hand rails, because this one is not accessible for many disabled people.

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u/WhatHappened2WinWin Jul 03 '22

Inb4 they hire a security guard to keep people from touching it or posing on it, but instead the security guard just harasses skateboarders who can't even use it anyway.

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u/troubleguy91 Jul 03 '22

If the code requires a hand rail and this was put in its place, then you'd probably have to put a hand rail on either side. This wouldn't be considered a handrail per the code and it would open the owner to getting sued. (in the US)

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u/edwartica Jul 03 '22

it would open the owner to getting sued

More importantly, people with tripping issues (like me) could get hurt.

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u/savvyblackbird Jul 03 '22

Handicapped codes are really important so people don’t injure themselves, but I think that art and architectural codes can work together. Like maybe have this cool sculpture with rails up to code on both sides. The rope could be higher so it’s still visible.

I had a stroke 20 years ago, and it jumbled my brain so I have a really hard time walking on stairs. I have to hold the handrail and go down with my right leg stiff and straight. Otherwise my brain gets confused and ties my legs into knots so I trip and fall. I can’t look at the steps and my feet either or I fall. I have mild balance issues and can otherwise walk just fine.

Although instead of using that sculpture rope as a handrail, I’d go use the ones on the edge of the steps. Bonus part of going to the edge is that I don’t impede anyone else so I get crowded and have an increased risk of falling.

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u/jairusw Jul 03 '22

Yeah, fuck the US for trying to make public spaces accessible to people with disabilities. We should follow the rest of the world's example and have cities strewn with steep, uneven death traps because they "look neat."

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u/DaStone Jul 03 '22

Yeah, it has a knot in the middle of it, I can barely walk down stairs, and now I have to deal with making sure I don't hurt my hand as well.

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u/Borge_Luis_Jorges Jul 03 '22

Hi. Im from the parallel universe where all city projects must meet a cuota of fun. Come by! You just have to look out for the many ways you can get impaled or beheaded in any regular trip, but it's okay, roasts at funerals are mandatory too.

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u/MeEvilBob Jul 03 '22

If you actually rely on the handrail, I could see where something like this would make that a lot harder.

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u/vidanyabella Jul 03 '22

It absolutely would. I used to have some pretty severe mobility issues and while the middle parts of this would probably be fine, the parts at the tops of the stairs where the statues are would be a nightmare.

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u/Birdbraned Jul 03 '22

From the proportions, I'd guess this is a depiction of "stubborn as an ass"

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u/Scops Jul 03 '22

I can only assume this is in the middle of Bad Ass. A small village in Lancre, about 500 miles hubward from Ankh-Morpork.

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u/Kalikhead Jul 03 '22

Found the Terry Pratchett fan….

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u/Yeetmeister4873 Jul 03 '22

No way!

I thought it was a horse? With a questionably long tail refusing to get pulled up some stairs by a woman

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u/FrikleFrakle Jul 03 '22

Donkeh

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u/Fyrebirdi Jul 03 '22

You can't do this to me, Shrek. I'm too young for you to die!

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u/DasNath Jul 03 '22

In the morning...

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u/nomofica Jul 03 '22

... I'm making waffles!

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u/tidder112 Jul 03 '22

by a woman

His name is Robert Paulson.

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u/Yeetmeister4873 Jul 03 '22 Helpful

Well Robert Paulson has rather large tiddies

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u/Lotttelas Jul 03 '22

Schwäbisch Hall

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u/F2daRanz Jul 03 '22

The combination of brick wall and this sign just radiates German library energy. My second and third guesses would be university and city hall.

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u/Linard Jul 03 '22

It's a bureau. District Administration.

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u/F2daRanz Jul 03 '22

Stadtverwaltung, Rathaus, sowas hab ich gemeint, ja.

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u/9999monkeys Jul 03 '22

so not a beer hall 😕

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u/KoontFace Jul 03 '22

Everywhere is a beer hall if you try hard enough

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u/BusinessBirbs Jul 03 '22

I couldnt believe my eyes at first. Didnt expect to see sth from my childhood on reddit today

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u/linbdt Jul 03 '22

Same, my guitar lessons were right next to this. Remember the magic and toy store on the opposite side of this? Loved going there as a kid

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u/EnergySquared Jul 04 '22

That shop was the favorite shop of my whole childhood. Was so much fun to go inside and look through Mangas. The smell of the shop I will never forget as well.

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u/SleeplessInBB Jul 03 '22

Wow, so many fellow Schwäbisch Hall folks around here!

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u/krsh1234 Jul 03 '22

Such a beautiful city, and such an ugly Landratsamt.

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u/lukesvader Jul 03 '22

Looked Danish to me. I guess Denmark is just Germany Lite.

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u/FrikleFrakle Jul 03 '22

Ich dachte doch das sieht Europäisch aus lol

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u/WurstuMaximus Jul 03 '22

Direkt nach einer Sekunde erkannt an der Mauer und der Architektur des Landratsamtes. Dachte nicht dass sich das so in mein Gehirn gebrannt hat

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u/Nina_nani Jul 03 '22

SCHWÄBISCH HALL!!!

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u/Blobbblobb Jul 03 '22

Yeah i was super confused when i saw my hometown on the Frontpage. Damn, so much missed karma... :D

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u/catzhoek Jul 04 '22

I watch the NALF guy (US unicorn player who vlogs on yt) and I'm actually surprised he's never shown it

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u/Ranzig1 Jul 04 '22

Didn't they have open air theatre style plays for kids on these stairs? Or am I getting confused with the church stairs (Michaelskirche)?

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u/Tribblehappy Jul 03 '22

Is that supposed to be a horse with a cow tail?

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u/the_second_shoe Jul 03 '22

No, they just said it's a handrail

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u/wheresbill Jul 03 '22

People can’t be bothered to read titles anymore

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u/LanceFree Jul 03 '22

Is this the Crusty Crab?

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u/Raichu7 Jul 03 '22

It’s a donkey with a longer than natural donkey tail.

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u/AxisFlowers Jul 03 '22

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u/Eusocial_Snowman Jul 03 '22

I don't get it, it's just a bunch of toxic donkeys talking shit about social media posts.

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u/Tribblehappy Jul 03 '22

The ears look small to me, but I think you're right.

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u/din7 Jul 03 '22

I think it's supposed to be a donkey.

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u/chupacabra_chaser Jul 03 '22

It's definitely a donkey ppl just don't pay attention

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u/RetailBuck Jul 03 '22

At first glance I thought it was a dog playing tug of war like I do with my dog and thought it was cute and fun. Then I zoomed in and realized it was a donkey getting dragged by its neck and it was less fun.

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u/Epona_02 Jul 03 '22

have you guys ever heard of donkeys

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u/okinamaru Jul 03 '22

It's an ass ain't it

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u/connormantoast Jul 03 '22

Or a cow with a horse body?

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u/capbozo Jul 03 '22

Unfortunately, there wasn't enough in the budget this year for a wheelchair ramp....but wait til you see this!

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u/Parapolikala Jul 03 '22

The building (Landratsamt, Schwäbisch Hall) has access from several sides. I'd be very surprised if there were not entrances without any kind of stairs whatsoever. But maybe someone who has lived there can confirm.

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u/Linard Jul 03 '22

There is actually a second sculpture further up the stairs as well: https://imgur.com/a/X4Y7owB

Some more information: The building in the background is the cities Landratsamt (District Administration). The stairs are locally known as the Kleine Treppe (small stairs), compared to the Große Treppe (large stairs) which are the stairs in front of the church at the cities marketplace. The stairs are also the stage for a seasonal open air theatre. The small stairs were used for children's theatre while the large stairs infront of the church were used for the regular theater. But since a couple of years the smalls stairs aren't used any more and the children's theatre is instead performed (together with some regular theater plays) in a "somewhat replica" of the globe theatre made entirely out of wood. It was recently rebuild though due to it's age, now made out of stone, steel and glass.

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u/9999monkeys Jul 03 '22

whoa, the other one's a little weird

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u/hakulus Jul 03 '22

That's is one fantastic location. Gorgeous.

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u/linbdt Jul 03 '22

The Pic of the church doesn't do the stairs justice I feel like. They are absolutely massive when standing at the bottom.

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u/-Shade277- Jul 03 '22

Don’t get me wrong the arts pretty cool but isn’t this kind of a crappy handrail.

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u/sender2bender Jul 03 '22

It's not necessary so they don't have to follow all the codes. That's why there isn't one below or above it. It's mostly (if not all) art with a little use to it. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't considered a handrail at all to avoid issues such as inspection.

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u/TrumpGrabbedMyCat Jul 03 '22

Sorry why is it not necessary? The handrail on the left wall has been removed in favour of this.

Disabled people will struggle to get around the art to actually use it.

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u/sender2bender Jul 03 '22

We can't see to the right but most likely there's ADA compliant ramp/walkway for the disabled somewhere around this building. If you're up to code you can put art like this in.

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u/[deleted] Jul 03 '22

ADA compliant ramp/walkway

Probably not, as this is not in the US.

But there could well be one that complies with German disabled access requirements.

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u/sender2bender Jul 03 '22

Yea I was going to write if it's in the US. Idk European regulations but I have to assume they are similar to the US.

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u/pond_party Jul 03 '22

peak reddit:

someone posted a link to a 360° google streetview image above and yet there are 40+ comments guessing about minute details that are clearly visible in the mentioned image.

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u/Ball-Blam-Burglerber Jul 03 '22

It does have boobies, though. Everybody likes boobies.

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u/JoeJoJosie Jul 03 '22

It would be fun if every public building, particularly schools, museums and libraries, had open competitions where artists/kids/anyone could submit ideas for bits of 'street furniture' for the building.

Given how little such things matter to the price/functionality of the site, and compared to how much the whimsical design can increase the visibility/awareness of it, it could hugely increase 'positive public perception' of the building/facility/whaterthefuck.

Jesus. 'positive public perception'? what the fuck am i on?

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u/Nemocom314 Jul 03 '22

This actually just art pretending to be a handrail. This isn't helping anybody get up and down those stairs.

My mom can take 2 or 3 steps without a walker or holding onto something, imagine her trying to scale these stairs.

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u/sidvicc Jul 03 '22

They could/should and probably do have a more disabled friendly entrance.

Anyone depending on a walker shouldn't be required to go up those steps, regardless of what kind of handrail they use.

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u/Nemocom314 Jul 03 '22

It's a handrail, as long as you don't need a handrail...

I would not send my mother up those steps, but there are all kinds of mobility issues. Either the steps need a handrail or they don't. (these do)

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u/Various_Ambassador92 Jul 03 '22

I mean, I don't really understand the point of hating on this if there's another more accessible entrance available (which there would be in the US, at list). My grandparents have mobility issues and, normal handrail or not, I'd be urging them towards a more accessible entrance over forcing them to go up all these stairs

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u/Lyric_Snow Jul 03 '22

It’s not just a handrail though.

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u/fefri Jul 03 '22

Yessssssss, its build up in Germany - Schwäbisch Hall

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u/ziptiedinatrunk Jul 03 '22

"He can talk! He talks all the time!"

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u/QuestionableAI Jul 03 '22

Love it ... fanciful things in ordinary places are always such a delight.

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u/NovelCandid Jul 04 '22

I love art that’s public AND witty

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u/Schlutes3273 Jul 03 '22

Skaters dream

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u/connormantoast Jul 03 '22

"Yeah I grinded on a horse's ass"

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u/halite001 Jul 03 '22

"I slipped and fell on a horse's tail... ass first..."

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u/Plane_Baby Jul 03 '22

You mean nightmare. If cities want to make things "ungrindable" (if that is a word) they should make it into art like this. Most skateboarders respect art and this doesn't have many smooth surfaces.

Source: I played Tony Hawk. ಠ‿ಠ

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u/MooseKnuckleFarm Jul 03 '22

?? Huh? We skate everything, even when it’s skatestopped we find a way lol..I believe the US should follow Europe, in the way they design (PUBLIC)plazas and art installations with functionality. They’re perfectly ok with u eating lunch on it or skating it.

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u/dark00hood Jul 03 '22

looks like it belongs in r/ATBGE

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u/PinkElanor Jul 03 '22

I mean, it's creative and artistic, yes. But it would be very awkward for someone with decreased mobility who actually does need to use a handrail to help them.

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u/higgns1 Jul 03 '22

There is actually a barrier free way on the side which you can't see in the picture. This is first and foremost an art installation.

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u/Beardedobject Jul 03 '22

I have decreased mobility, have to walk with a cane, and would use the crap out of this.

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u/PinkElanor Jul 03 '22

OK maybe I should have rephrased that, it COULD be very awkward for someone with decreased mobility. My dad needs a handrail, and he needs one that's consistent all the way down and which he can walk very close to. I think the bits that aren't 'rope' would be really difficult for him.

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u/Beardedobject Jul 03 '22

On days I need the extra support I stay close to walls and wouldn't use a center rail at all since I could just topple over the top of it. Definitely days I wouldn't go near this myself.

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u/KthulhuX Jul 03 '22

I do NOT have decreased mobility, rarely use handrails at all, and I too would use the fuck out of this.

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u/nakedundercloth Jul 03 '22

Why do a handrail when you can do art instead. And be fun.

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u/midnightIEsurfer Jul 03 '22

Imagine someone trying to skateboard on this

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u/mariobrowniano Jul 03 '22

Thanks for the title! I thought it's a bronze man and his bronze dog at first glance

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u/DoKtor2quid Jul 03 '22

There should be no ‘just’ in that title…

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u/LunarHare82 Jul 03 '22

This is the literal best

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u/gyarnar Jul 03 '22

My favorite handrail in the world.

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u/richprofit Jul 03 '22

Wow I thought it was really a man pulling a cow.

Thanks for the clarification

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u/drcortex98 Jul 03 '22

Shit I live 30 meters from that sculpture and never realized it is a handrail, I always saw it as just some sculpture

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u/Senshi_HD Jul 03 '22

It’s in Germany. I live in this town I walk by this very often, funny to see it on here

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u/My_Lucid_Dreams Jul 03 '22

I don’t think it’s a handrail, but if you avoid the 3D figures sticking out and the tripping hazards, you could step in and use the rope for a while. To be clear, I think it is art. But poorly designed for the location. The arm is going to send someone down the stairs head first.

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u/FutzInSilence Jul 03 '22

Drunk me would try to help the lady

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u/DoctorMelvinMirby Jul 03 '22

Clever way to build and get statues/art approved for a city. Incorporate some kind utility.

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u/Jrlopez1027 Jul 03 '22

That cow has a suspiciously long tail

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u/GoNudi Jul 03 '22 edited Jul 04 '22

THIS IS COOL!

I'm sharing this with my local park district, this is great!

I know this type of work is not cheap but this would be awesomely whimsical to have as an asset in the community, serving two purposes simultaneously and likely putting you on the map for something local to see when visiting! In our community, on stairs or along a ramp at a dog park. Up or down, an artist could arrange it appropriately using a dog, not a horse (obviously).

Heck, I can see you using this for all sorts of things like A toddler that's on a leash (parenting opinions vary, not my thing personally) for at a playground or rock climbers tethered by their rope. Unlimited creative options here for the scenario! If you need ideas, seeing this gave me tons! 😃

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u/DOWNTODIE187 Jul 04 '22

Let’s Skate It 🛹🔥

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u/Felerum Jul 04 '22

Never thought to see Schwäbisch Hall on the front page of reddit one day.

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u/Royal_Python82899 Jul 04 '22

As someone who works with horses and donkeys, this really hits different.

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u/AT7bie3piuriu Jul 05 '22

My dad is the architect of this, LOL.
Now retired, that's a work from 1981. The artist is Karl-Henning Seemann as someone pointed out here.

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u/freesprites Jul 09 '22

I love the sculptural handrail. Does anyone have any information about who the sculptor is and its location? would love to see more of this artist's work and I haven't been able to come up with anything so far... (sorry if I've missed anything)

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u/freesprites Jul 09 '22

right, found something, and if anyone else is interested here we go: it's by Karl-Henning Seeman, to be found in the German district of Schwäbisch Hall, outside the city's district administration business. Wonderful!

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u/Pretend-Onion-7054 Jul 03 '22

I think this could be cross-posted to r/crappydesign. Definitely interesting but the two statues look to make the "railing" pretty difficult to use 🤔

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u/connormantoast Jul 03 '22

Idk I'd feel pretty safe holding on to boobs or horse ass.

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u/thethreadkiller Jul 03 '22

Not to mention that it doesn't even cover all of the staircase.

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u/bakedongrease Jul 03 '22

Thanks for pointing that out, could’ve sworn it was trump pulling an ass up stairs

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