|Evidently someone has put it
there. Its not a leftover from the
construction of the building, nor is it the same
brick that the pavement is made of. Its
bigger and a different colour. Its not a
door stopper, like a stone that I know, that
keeps a bank backdoor open. So evidently
its urban garbage.
Now Im quite
interested in urban garbage and if I see an
interesting piece of paper I usually read it
(hoping to find a new MJ-12 document). And I
often remember the location of dropped bottles,
broken CDs and other out of place stuff.
Usually these are swept up in a week. The brick
stays put. It's May 2005 now and the brick is
still there - unmoved.
Ive been wondering why this is the case.
- It has some useful purpose that I dont
- Its so unobtrusive that no one has
thought of removing it.
- It doesnt do any harm so its
- It doesnt look enough like
garbage would you throw a
brick in a dustbin?
That makes me wonder how many objects
are there in the urban environment that are out
of place, but still stay under the
Im playing with the idea of planting
some bricks in the city myself. Of course you
know that hollowed-out bricks have been used as
dead-drops by both MI5 and the CIA.