Nuclear Shelter Vent Turned into R2-D2

This from the BBC; R2-Vent2….

A group of unknown graffiti artists in Prague have transformed an unsightly air vent for a nuclear shelter into the Star Wars robot R2-D2, it’s reported.

The vent is one of two in the Folimanka park in the Czech capital, and the work of the unknown artists appears to have gone unnoticed for anything up to a week, the Prague.TV news website reports.

As well as painting the air shaft, the anonymous painters added two large pieces of concrete to create the droid’s legs.

A sign was found at the site asking people not to damage the work, but Prague.TV notes: “it’s not an official city sign”.

Artoo is situated in an area of the park popular with dog walkers, but nobody seems to have spotted the artists at work

The local authorities appear to not be overly displeased at the mysterious paint job.
“We do not support illegal spray painting, but we like this decor on this unsightly shaft,”  Mayor Jana Cernochova told the Blesk web portal. “Where else should the robot be, than in the city district so associated with Karel Capek, the author of the term?” she asked.

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