Friday, December 16, 2011

They're sure to get Piles




















Several months ago I described the rather bizarre facades high up on Geneva's main train station that feature an unfeasibly well hung bloke and two topless girlie groupies that accompany him but the building is currently under heavy scaffolding making a photograph impossible so a repeat of the nude kite flyers will have to do.

I'm not sure how successful these two numb nuts'd be in launching their whimsical plaything without any covering on the frame and this view seems to be shared by someone else who had written 'FAIL' on the buttocks of the standing man. Again, I didn't photograph this when originally spotted as I was on my way to the supermarket with an umbrella in one hand and a nanna cart in the other and the word has since been dutifully erased by SCRASA*** who have to check his derriere at least weekly to scrub off spray paint, chewing gum, stickers and shaving cream.

However I did have my camera when I 'popped in' to the UN recently to have a snuffle through the English-language books a day before the official UN Women's Society Jumble Sale. Short of having my retinas removed and my eggs harvested it took nearly an hour to get inside.

It was worth the bureaucracy though, because I staggered out with around 40 paperbacks costing a hugely cheap 50 francs before spotting two naked girlies standing outside the hospitality school and functioning restaurant next door:




















Mum would say that they need another layer of fat on them to get through the winter and a decent coat ending just above the knee to keep the threat of piles at bay.

At the primary school located in the park favoured by Milly, we have a single lady (on her own; her marital status is not known to me) gazing into a pond overlooking their assembly area.
















There's a few naughty squiggles scattered about her person - not unlike the tattoos she got as a twenty-something in the nineties and perhaps regrets today - but the pockmark on her left arse cheek is apparently due to age and frost. It gets us all in the end.

Front on shows that there are some truly savage goldfish living in the school pond....
















.... because one's chomped her hand clean off!

Ghandi, sitting serenely below in Pregny Parc adjoining the UN will also be feeling the chill this winter but....




















.....at least he's not utterly starkers. Pornographic penis sizes at the train station, kite flyers in the raw and naked chicks I can handle but Ghandi with his gear off would be intolerable.

***SCRASA - I know they're council workers but not what the acronym stands for. I'd love to use it as a word verification definition. Then again, Swiss Rail's full acronym is SBB-CFF-FFS and that's never been used in full anywhere.

8 comments:

Kath Lockett said...

I wanted this to load at 7.30am *my time* on Friday but blogger's given me a cyberwedgie and loaded it now. Ah well....

The Elephant's Child said...

I for one am glad to see it, whenever it has loaded. So, that is what has happened to my buttocks ...

And you are so right about a naked Ghandhi. Which got me thinking about other people I NEVER want to see depicted naked. Nelson Mandela, for quite different reasons, Johnnie Howard. And then my imagination froze.

no-one said...

I can only imagine what would happen if someone put up a bunch of naked statues in Victoria Square or Rundle Mall. Although that would make "The Mall's Balls" even more hilarious than it already is.

Vanessa said...

I took my kids for a ferry ride to the city this week. We rarely get into our won city and I forgot how much I like seeing the sculptural artwork there. Not much nudity but I love the cartwheeling clown in the mall. Must take photos and shre.

Andrew said...

Those girls, they are not umm, er, they are not, ah, well you know, wearers of sensible shoes?

Lordy word verification: wormeni

Kath Lockett said...

To add to your Never Naked list, E-Child, I'd also like to include:
* Kerry Packer
* Winston Churchill
* Elizabeth Taylor (there. I said it)
* Shane Warne
* Nicolas Cage
.... and many more.

No-one, you'd be correct. About the only thing that is acceptable are usually Ancient-Greek-style nudes hidden in gardens.

Yes please, Vanessa. Non-nude art here is of the twisted metal from the 1960s, much favoured by institutions and corporations and therefore pretty ugly. We have an 'angel' in the next block that looks like a pile of bronzed poo....

Andrew, your suspicions are also mine. If they *wore* shoes, I'm sure they'd be of the sensible variety. Then again, so are mine...

River said...

Another silly Old Wives Tale! Piles are not caused by being cold, just as I once told my mum that people don't catch colds by getting wet.
I digress....there is nothing wrong with Nicholas Cage's body.
Oh wait, another digression..

I like that statue of Ghandi, and the two "girls-in-sensible-shoes" is quite nicely done also. I think it's a pity somebody hasn't seen fit to mend the pock mark on the other one.

Kath Lockett said...

River, to my mother *everything* was prevented if you wore a nice, long coat that covered your bum and was accessorised underneath with a singlet you tucked into your undies.