Yep, have to confess that I was handed the title of this post… rather literally, on a box.
An electrical substation box to be precise and this one just made me laugh. It’s an excellent combination of whimsy, rebellion, innuendo, colour and fun.
If you are new to the posts in this series, then these are Electrical substations around the Den Haag (The Hague) where the Geemente (City Council) have commissioned local artists to decorate them. I love them because they brighten up the city streets and bring a smile to my face, so last summer made it a mission to go on long walks and take photos of as many of them as possible.
The girl in the red dress reminds me of the character “Annie” … but was there a red dog in that movie anywhere? I struggle to remember one.
The sweet looking mole is a touch that Mrs Invisible (Invisible Mikey’s wife) might appreciate after their recent run-in with these rodents who are sweet looking, but sadly decimated their newly paved back garden. http://invisiblemikey.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/service-projects/
Personally I’ve never seen a mole, but if one appeared out of the ground sporting a blue hat like this one, it would be hard to be angry wouldn’t it? That said, I also don’t have a garden, which probably goes a very long way to explain why I think these little creatures are rather charming.
I took these photos last summer, but this is a substation that I don’t pass very frequently so I think from memory that it’s located on the Regentesseaan, close to the Loosduinseweg.