Lake Michigan oddity

As I was walking through the fallen firefighter park between Lake Michigan and McCormick Place I noticed these unattractive icons painted on the walkway. Why exactly is genuflection forbidden here?

Seriously – these are some butt-ugly icons. It took me a few looks to discern that the other one was supposed to represent a swimming person. Apparently you Chicagoans – or at least the ones looking to swim in very cold lake water – have ape-length arms.

2 Comments so far

  1. Liz B (unregistered) on September 15th, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

    As a kid I used to think that this picture was a squirrel begging for food and that they were advising you not to feed the squirrels.


  2. spudart (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 9:40 am

    That’s a funny observation. Genuflecting. However, I don’t understand the Ape-long arms comment. That icon has rather short arms. Apes have long arms. ?



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