Thursday, May 7, 2009

Swines with Flu


Swines with Flu, originally uploaded by deanv41.

Not to make light of a serious situation, but when I saw these piglets laid out in a shop window on Grant Avenue in Chinatown, I couldn't help but reflect on the pandemic. They are gorgeous, and clearly ceremonial, lying as they are so intently and ornamentally. So much about living in the neighborhood causes me to wonder ever more deeply about Chinese culture and the pleasures of this wonderful city.

2 comments:

Bernie said...

I work in an office building just up the street from the store which has these pigs in the window. I've wondered about them also. I am Chinese, but I'm not so sure if there's any significance to them either...

trevor said...

I LURVE these pigs!