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You cannot be serious

When I go out for my run along the seashore, I very soon encounter this:

As you can see, this is a perfectly demure little seaside-park-type thingy. It was put there last year, and quite a lot of work and precision went into it. I know, because I witnessed the proceedings every other day when I went for my run. First they cut out that large circle, then laid the cobblestones one by one. Then brought in those three benches [yes there are three of them, it’s just that one’s hiding behind the middle one], put up the garbage bins, and the posts for chaining bicycles, and that map of Reykjavík with the all-important YOU ARE HERE dot. And then they planted trees around, that with time will undoubtedly provide some welcome shelter from the summer heat [NOT!].

Right. Nothing wrong with it so far.

Except they just… didn’t pay attention to… one little detail.

This:

This. Is what you see. When you sit. On one of those benches.

And it is? A sewage purification plant.

And behind the sewage purification plant?

This:

Incidentally, that is the only little park-type-thingy on that whole stretch of coastline. And it is behind the sewage purification plant. And it probably cost a few hundred thousand crowns to construct.

Does the mind boggle? Indeed it does.

Have I ever seen anyone sit on one of those benches? No, I have not.

TODAY’S WEATHER
Lots of gorgeous sunshine and somewhat warmer than it has been. A bit of a chilly breeze [fromthenorth] though. EPI and I went and lounged in the sun poolside this afternoon and what a treat it was. Current temps are 7°C and the sun came up at 03.39, went down at 23.13.

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