Friday, July 28, 2006

Unfortunate Fountain

Somebody has spotted a swastika shaped public fountain through Google Earth.

Details and a picture are available on The Register here:

I think the clincher for me is this quote from the man who designed the fountain 27 years ago, "The Germans don't have the monopoly on the swastika, it is an ancient symbol of the Sun god."

So it wasn't a mistake, he did this on purpose. But, then, nobody seemed to mind until just recently. The fountain will be changed into a shamrock according to the article, which should be safe as long as the Irish steer clear of fascism, genocide, and lederhosen.

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