Poor little boulder. Someone defaced you with this sign, as if all you were good for was for some paltry way finding. Thanks to Boulder Blog correspondent Paul for catching this one.
Saw these delightful paper mache boulders at Five Points Bakery today. The woman behind the counter didn’t know who made them or where they came from, but she said they do an excellent job helping to prop doors open. What can’t boulders do?
ABC News has this hard hitting boulder report (no pun intended) on a boulder crashing into a Utah woman’s bedroom early this morning. Boulder Blog takes this moment to remember the importance of good site planning and building in established areas, away from ridges full of boulders, where the threat of such crushing is a bit less imminent. Good news is that everyone survived and seem to be in good spirits about their brush with the boulder.
Apparently boulders crushing things like houses and cars is a common occurrence:
- Boulder crashing into a garage in California
- SUV crushed by boulder
- Man in car killed by boulder
- And of course, our report on a boulder hitting a house in Ohio last year.
If you have a boulder crushing story, please share.
“The project is fabricated entirely from post-consumer and post-industrial waste from the metropolitan Vancouver region. The installation, an equal collaboration between Matthew Soules Architecture and AFJD Studio (Amber Frid-Jimenez & Joe Dahmen), engages tactically with these materials to produce soft forms that extend the typical range of active and passive social activities, fostering unexpected social encounters and new perspectives on the city.”
And guess what? They all look like boulders, but soft ones that you can lounge about on. While NYC Boulder Blog is generally a greater fan of the real thing, these teflon-filled facsimiles certainly seem like an excellent bunch of items to fill the urban landscape. I mean, really, who doesn’t like art that encourages you to sprawl out with both your friends and complete strangers?
Upon our afternoon run through Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, we spotted this lovely boulder-themed headstone for the de Bock family. This was the only one of these we saw, as for some reason the boulder style didn’t seem to have quite caught on in the same way as the obelisk or the dramatic flying angel.