Pretty in Pink

If You’ve Longed to See a Pink Tank…

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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