Sunday, June 6, 2010

When life gives you trash, build a hotel

Oh beautiful Europe, home of the Mona Lisa, the Sistine Chapel, and everything Van Gogh! Europe is home to many of the world’s greatest pieces of art whether that be sculpture, painting, or frescoes, but Europeans have been known to do some pretty crazy art projects. Recently, they collected a bunch of trash from across all of the European beaches and made a temporary hotel from it. They placed the trash hotel near the Vatican in Rome, Italy. I’m not kidding! See photo below.

Sponsored by Corona, this project is called Save the Beach and is a public awareness campaign designed to show tourists and citizens alike that “if we don’t start taking care of our beaches we’ll soon be taken over by rubbish!”

Designed by German artist HA Schult, the hotel contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms and is made up of 12 tons of trash. Recently, model Helena Christensen stayed in the hotel.

The trash hotel is a great way to tie together public awareness, eco tourism, environmentalism, and climate change. I for one am chomping at the bit to build one here in St. Lucia. Any takers?


Becca Swearingen said...

I'm in! This ROCKS!

Captain Judy said...

Upon further inspection, apparently anyone, anywhere can nominate a beach for the project. Sarah and I will be submitting one of the beaches in St. Lucia. But here is the website should anyone else be interested in nominating a beach:

Anna said...

Can I nominate a country for this project? India. I have justification, too. See Exhibit A: my blog entitled Weddings and Random Facts, last picture. I could do a whole post on trash; it's in the hospital, on front stoops, in any free green space, in the bushes, EVERYWHERE. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND trash collection or disposal is such a novel concept!

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