Monday, April 2, 2012

Postcard from the United Nations

This scale-replica of a UN office in Geneva came to Birmingham as part of Fierce Festival. It was a delight to see the chosen dachshunds taking their seats as representatives of various countries and likely that they managed to achieve as much in their 'meeting' as any UN council does. They certainly behaved well. Only a few tried to escape and their media coverage was overwhelmingly positive. Perhaps the world really should go to the dogs.

Can't say I was impressed by the entrepreneurial fast food vendor who'd set up stall to sell hot dogs next to the gathering though...

4 comments:

Timberati said...

I wonder what Italy is so interested in.

postcardsfromk said...

The 'Italian' dog had an awful lot to say for itself. 'France' went to sleep.

Timberati said...

Much as today's UN. Hmm. Is this display insinuating that the United Nations is barking?

postcardsfromk said...

Or perhaps that dogs would do just as good a job of running things! I went to the real UN in New York once and was actually quite impressed.