Saturday, January 10, 2009

Update: The Thing Under the Chair

So here is the distracting thing under the chair that someone pointed out after reading my post yesterday. The thing is a stack of cigarette papers I salvaged from the shuttered Hartera paper mill in Rijeka, Croatia. So here is the thing under the chair up close and personal. And here's a nicer photo of my wrought iron chair, along with its lovely mate in the background.

Mystery solved!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the update. I thought it was a Christmas tree stand or a mini nuclear reactor, so I'm glad to be enlightened. I look forward to seeing what you do with the cigarette papers.

Anonymous said...

I was lurking in your other blog and was pleased to see what you did with these papers: unloaded them on a friend. Brilliant! I do that sort of thing all the time.