The residents of Walsall in England are not at all happy with the flowerpots that the city council has installed, a waste of public money in the shape of a Super Mario pipe.
Residents of Walsall, a small industrial town on the outskirts of Birmingham in central England, they were not giving credit when they saw that the city council placed 15 gigantic flower pots on the commercial street of the town … with a look nailed to the super mario bros pipes.
The local media Birmingham Mail echoed the news (and later Eurogamer), and above all the discontent of the neighbors, who cannot believe that the city council allocates public funds to such a prank after the coronavirus crisis, and in general the decline of local commerce.
“We have seen many stores close in recent years and the best that the city council can think of are these monstrosities“a local florist complains.”It makes the place look like something from Super Mario Bros. They look like those pipes Mario jumps into. With the gray concrete background and shops closed, they look horrible.”
“They would look good in a modern, vibrant town, but in a rundown town like Walsall, they’re a blob.” another neighbor complains.
This spending seems superfluous, especially when the City wants to cut its budget by 29 million pounds. According to sources from the consistory, it is part of a project financed by the national government to improve the environment of the town center, and part of that plan was the installation of plants in the center of the city to create a social space outside the art gallery.
What do you think of these colorful pots? Certainly its resemblance to Super Mario pipes, both in shape and color, is undeniable (though seemingly unintended).
This article was published in Hobby Consolas by Javier Escribano.