Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Shark patrol

I remembered this recently and was discussing it with some of the guys here at work. It's worth another look in case it had slipped your mind. A guy in Oxford had the brilliantly deranged idea that while his house was OK what it really needed was a 20ft shark sticking out of the roof. So he did just that.

All kinds of upset happened in the city council and the story got played out nationally in the tabloids. In the end he was allowed to keep it, and it's still there today with the occasional bus load of tourists dropping by to take pictures.

The full story and a couple of pictures are here.


At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Jo said...

Seeing things like that make me feel a little more normal and sane. But kudos to him for sticking to his guns!

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Paul said...

Yes, I remember hearing about it at the time and hoping he did well with it. I actually saw it when I moved to Oxford - it's as misplaced as it looks in the photos.


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