Monday, March 5, 2007

recycled gondolas


These old gondola cabins from a ski resort are now part of a lakeside playground. You can see the ski holders on either side of each door.

7 comments:

Dsole said...

Nice reciclying! It's always a good sign to make the most with every stuff instead of make it garbage!

lynn said...

Good idea i love to see these uses.

Andreea said...

this is a very clever idea. i love the fact you have 'ski holders'! :)

Kate said...

Great idea to reuse instead of trash. Wish we'd all get into that habit!! Good post!

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Ming_the_Merciless said...

Nice way to recycle old cabins. In NYC, old subway trains are submerged into the sea to create a reef like environment for sea life.

AinZ said...

andreea - hehe, you like the 'skiholders' eh? well, the newer gondolas have wider slots now - to accommodate snowboards, of course!

on recycling/reuse - another interesting thing I've seen around here: in the countryside old bathtubs are sometimes used as drinking troughs for the cows. So if you are ever driving around in Switzerland and see a random bathtub sitting under a tree, that's what it's for! perhaps the subject of a future post? but technically it would be outside of Zurich. Maybe I'll let Z in Villigen do that one...that's more in her neck of the woods.