Floral Makeovers + 4 Other Creative and Funny Ways People Fight Potholes On City Streets

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Believe it or not, but potholes annoy people all over the globe. But some of them find creative and very funny ways to draw attention to the problem.

Nexter.org found the most hilarious ideas of fighting potholes on the

Floral Makeover

Flower-filled potholes have been spotted in Brussels, Toronto and the UK. The man behind the pothole gardening in Brussels says the flowers are a sign of protest against the poor state of the city’s .

“There are many ways to patch a pothole but this one on the Toronto Islands, festooned in honour of Mother’s Day , is certainly a good reflection of the spirit of the Wards and Algonquin Island residents,” Twitter user wrote.

Here’s how floral makeovers look in different locations:

“MyPotholes”

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Source: flickr

Two photographers drove over an enormous pothole while visiting their hometown of Montreal and as they couldn’t stop thinking about how to fix it, they decided to turn it and other potholes into a photography project.

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Source: flickr

The scenes in “MyPotholes,” shot in streets in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, and Montreal, are wildly imaginative takes on what a bump in the road might be: A dog wash, a baptism, or a drowning swimmer being rescued on Baywatch.

Creepy doll heads

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Source: NEVILLE DAYTONA

The spooky dolls’ heads stare at passing drivers from a bin-lid sized hole in Mill Lane, over the M4, near East Wichel. The plastic head-and-shoulders doll stands around six inches tall and is partly secured to the road with a hefty rock.

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Source: NEVILLE DAYTONA

The pothole dolls are the brainchild of Wroughton dad-of-three Neville Daytona.

He said: “The are disgusting. Everyone’s moaning about it. I ride a motorbike, cycle and drive. On a motorcycle or bicycle you have to swerve all over the road to avoid the potholes; if you don’t you’re wincing. So I thought I’d do something amusing about it.”

Rubber ducks

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Source: HELEN WRIGHT

Fed-up villagers have staged an unusual protest against potholes – by filling them with rubber ducks.

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Source: HELEN WRIGHT

Ruffled residents in Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, placed an army of the bath time toys in rain-filled road fractures to highlight the issue. They have accused officials of “ducking the issue”, and claim the holes pose an injury risk.

Model’s photoshoot

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Source: Anna Moskvicheva/Instagram

In an effort to draw attention to the poor state of in her home city of Saratov, a Russian model organized a professional photo shoot at one of the largest water-filled potholes in her neighborhood, posing in a Baywatch bathing suit with a large inflatable flamingo.

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Source: Anna Moskvicheva/Instagram

 She put on a red Baywatch-style bathing suit, put on a large summer hat and stepped out into the flooded street to pose on a giant inflatable pink flamingo. The resulting photos have been shared on Russian social media thousands of times, with most people congratulating her on the original protest.

And here’s how Russian usually look:

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Source: vkurske.com

So, folks, it’s not so bad, anyway. And thank you all for being such creative!


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