Parisian Woman 'Fixes' Potholes With Yarn


'Projet Nid de Poule.' Photo: Juliana Santacruz Herrera.

It may not be a real solution to Paris' potholes, but Juliana Santacruz Herrera has certainly come up with an attention-grabbing way to draw attention to the problem: Filling cracks and holes in the street with colorful yarn.Like other "yarn bombers" (there's even a documentary in the works about them) in urban areas around the world, Herrera's pieces add a touch of whimsy and warmth to what can be cold concrete environments.

But unlike the foot warmers for street signs and cuffs for statues popping up around Saarbr├╝cken, Germany, for example, Herrera's "Projet Nid de Poule" (Pothole Project) -- while still more playful and humorous than practical -- also serves as a little prod to local officials that the city needs a bit of sprucing up.

They're also probably pretty nice and soft to walk on.

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