Introducing a new class of Thomason...
A Thomason, as conceived by Akasegawa Genpei, is something which has become purposeless. I think he missed this category - "things that avoid things that aren't there any more" - though he might well have found a shorter name for it. Anyway, none of the photographs on this page has any profound meaning.
In medieval castles they used molten lead, right? So perhaps this pours boiling water down the neck of a bowing insurance salesman?
No, I have no idea; nor does my blinkered Western empiricism give me a chance at guessing the point of building a wall 10 centimetres in front of a building. (The wall in "Passers-by" above is in a similar position, but at least it's made of attractive materials.)
Not exactly pipework, but an ingeniously different way of guiding rainwater to its destination.
Shop - jigsaw puzzles from Japan
My digital art - The Artofar-
Walls - proper stone ones
Not Walls! - the other thing
Planning (absence of) - includes the Wirescape gallery
Plant Watcher's Page
Created April 2002 - WDG validated