Saturday, June 25, 2005

The Berlin Wall Falls



If this blog accomplishes nothing else, at least I have managed to get an ugly chain-link fence torn down around a new public park and the magnificent pagoda/temple sculpture by David Best & His Volunteers is finally accessible again to the public for which it was designed.

There were lots of people involved in getting the Department of Public Works to stop being so inflexible and arrogant (originally, they were talking about keeping up the fence until September when the sculpture was slated to come down), but the really heroic characters who made sure it come down were District 5 Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi and his aide Boris. Thanks, guys.



10 comments:

the Witch said...

What an accomplishment!

What a gift to the neighborhood.

Well done :-)

Gordon said...

Ya done good. That thing is too cool not to let people see it up close.

Anonymous said...

It's great when love and beauty trumps!

Sam said...

How fabulous are you!
Now please could you start a similar campaign for Stonehenge?

sfmike said...

There's a chain-link fence around Stonehenge? That's disgusting, Sam.

And for a real barn-burning column about the corrupt DPW, read h. brown's latest column:

http://www.sfbulldog.com/hBrown/daily/hbrown_daily.html

eddie said...

big ups and kudos, sfmike. good work. yeah, stonehenge most definitely has a fence around it which helps to enforce their 12 euro admission price. how can you put a price on ancient culture? i guess very easily if you know busloads of tourists are available for the milking.

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affinity said...

Thanks for making things happen Mike, the Black Rock Arts Foundation needs all the help it can get. I don't even have a post on the Patricia's Green Temple since it is before I started blogging for them. But I do have a bevy of posts about our Detroit Temple of the same ilk. Hope you enjoy them.
http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/search/label/Detroit%20Dream%20Project