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Giant Pink Bunnies

are beautiful.

An enormous pink bunny has been erected on an Italian mountainside where it will stay for the next 20 years.

The 200-foot-long toy rabbit lies on the side of the 5,000 foot high Colletto Fava mountain in northern Italy's Piedmont region.

Viennese art group Gelatin designed the giant soft toy and say it was "knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool".

Group member Wolfgang Gantner said: "It's supposed to make you feel small, like Gulliver. You walk around it and you can't help but smile."

And Gelatin members say the bunny is not just for walking around - they are expecting hikers to climb its 20 foot sides and relax on its belly.

The giant rabbit is expected to remain on the mountain side until 2025.
There is no part of this that does not profoundly, viscerally, amaze me. I must thank my sister for giving it to me. I have a profound surge of hope for humanity.


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Feb. 18th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
God, that's going to get moldy and infested with insects within a matter of days...
Feb. 18th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
*wonders if this is intentionally depressing or not*

Gosh, yes, I'll just trip so that I get rose-colored shards in my eyes! pbfth.
Feb. 19th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
Apparently that's part of the concept, I note from the artist's website.
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Feb. 18th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God.

I have found my nirvana.

Feb. 19th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
I'm sad only that the bunny has an expiration date. I'd love for that to be discovered by archaeologists a few thousand years from now; to be sort of the Nazca Lines of our generation. Otherwise, totally completely awesome.
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