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The Big Sur River Inn's Signiture Chairs by Lenny La Rue, IPA

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Maybe I’m a traditionalist. Maybe I just love NATURE too much. Maybe someone’s idea of a trademark for a location is just too damned foolish for my tastes. I’m going with the latter.

This inn is well known for putting chairs like these in bad locations. I’m sure they don’t see them as bad; maybe you don’t either. But for me, a river has a lot of aspects and NONE of them include man-made chairs randomly scattered to give the place a “unique” look. This just irritates me and I pray for sudden and repeated tsunamis to come upstream and wipe the garbage off the beauty God made until someone in charge catches a clue and STOPS THE MADNESS.

Ya know, even I love an abstract or a visual joke where something is painfully out-of-place for an artistic rendition. I once posed in a living room chair in the middle of a greenbelt on a busy street just for the idiocy of the image. But I took the chair back home afterwards. “Leave only footprints” comes to mind. I could have left the chair there. The chair wasn’t all that exciting and it had no great worth. Some wild animals probably would have lounged on it on hot summer evenings. But it didn’t belong there any more than these chairs belong in the middle of a pristine river.

(sigh. I’m sure this is one of those times when the term “man-made” really makes women giggle… )

I’m a “scatter-focus” artist. ANYTHING may be here or roundabout my galleries. Expect nothing anywhere and you’ll always be OK. ;-)

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  • Karirose
    Kariroseover 6 years ago

    I do like it for the “artistic value” :) But, Lenny dear, it did cause you to take a picture of it… part of their plan?? (no, man-made did nothing for me…)

  • handprintz
    handprintzover 6 years ago

    l’m with you Lenny,hope for flood waters and push em on down stream!

  • Dennis Jones - CameraView
    Dennis Jones -...over 6 years ago

    Only thing good about the chairs s that it makes for a hellof a place to drink a bottle of wine….

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 6 years ago

    Love this shot. .. it looks like a great place to have a laugh and small bottle of wine.

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