15/01/2014

TREE-HUGGERS?

We went to Santa Cruz this morning to meet our sister-in-law who was visiting on a cruise ship - the Queen Mary II.
Now there's a ship that actually looks like a ship rather than a block of flats on its side.
But I digress.

The first thing we noticed in the Plaza de Espana was a tree in a woolly pullover, then several more - a whole avenue of them in fact.

Aren't they wonderful?

 Some wore knitted coats . .
 . .  others were in crochet . .
some in a mixture of both . . 

and one had a snake wrapped round its neck.  


Eccentric? Yes. Pointless?? No. We thought the fact that they made people smile was reason enough for this form of art.

The Queen Mary II looked lovely as well.



5 comments:

  1. The road signs and bollards near our local canal were similarly bedecked last summer, Lizy, and I have seen examples elsewhere, too. Seemed particualrly apt for a canal with their tradition of brightly coloured art. Ours even include knitted bugs and animals.
    Ann

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    1. I first saw this done in New Mills, Derbyshire two years ago on a bitterly cold Christmas Day. Tenerife is a bit warmer!

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  2. Looks fun. What's next - beanie hats? :)

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    1. Beanie hats on trees, Robert? That would be a challenge1

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  3. I've seen photos of woolly trees in Seattle.

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