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If You’ve Longed to See a Pink Tank…

Pretty in Pink

You can now cross that off of your List of Things to See Before You Die.

This tank, parked in front of Slovenia’s National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana’s Tivoli Park, has been pink since early morning March 8 when anonymous street artists decided that drab olive green was oh so passe. The paint is apparently very difficult to remove which is why the tank was still pink when I snapped these pics on Friday, 15 days after the pinkwash. The bouquet of flowers that was found in the tank’s barrel the morning of the 8th was no longer there.


Said Museum Director Kaja Širok in an interview with Radio/TV Slovenia:

“Since we don’t know how we’re going to return it to its original color, we’d like to thank these guerrillas, or vandals, that they at least chose a color that matches the museum’s facade.”

Addendum: Predictable? Sure, but how could I possibly resist?

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5 Comments

  1. March 26, 2012 at 6:20 am — Reply

    Wow! I’ve never even imagined a pink tank! I love the story of how it got its pinkness.

  2. March 26, 2012 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    Well I saw young girls wearing the army’s uniform and having a printed bag with flowers and little hearts on, but never seen such a coloured tank! It’s even odder than the young girls? really nice

  3. March 27, 2012 at 12:08 am — Reply

    Yup, really cool and fits nicely with the surroundings. :)

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  5. [...] in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is almost cuddly. According to Flickr photographer Bob Ramsak and his blog Piran Cafe, the tank was made over in March by some anonymous artists, who also placed some flowers inside the [...]

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