Celebrating Independent Gainesville

We can’t have nice things.

By now, we’ve all seen the statues around town.

Some of us have been startled by them.

Some of us just think they’re creepy.

And others think they’re charming.

Before. (via the Crossing Paths website)

This is part of “Crossing Paths” public art exhibit. The statues are scattered across town (find the map here), and will remain on display until mid-October. There’s more about the project here and here.
This one always startles us when we’re biking or driving down Main Street. One of our siblings, upon being startled, asked whether the lighter blue suit on the above left was a leisure suit. (No, but the color is right.)

After (via astute Gainesville local and friend on fb, Fred Sowder)

Thanks for the photo, Fred. And for the hilarious and appropriate caption:

“This is why we can’t have nice things.”

One comment on “We can’t have nice things.

  1. Bob
    August 23, 2011

    I live in Port Orange , Fl and travel to Gainesville every Thursday and I really like the statues around town gives that down home feeling . It is a same that someone always has to screw it up !!!

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