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Brighton: and beautiful potholes by Pete Dungey

The freezing weather this past year in the U.K. left its mark on roadways: potholes abound, more than usual. A lot more: total of reported 3,500 holes, compared to under 800 last year.

Rather than waiting for the government to issue repairs, artist Pete Dungey conjured up a much more whimsical approach to filling in the potholes.

"It began as part of a project called 'subvert the familiar'," he told the Guardian. "I wanted to do something that would grab attention but also raise awareness of an issue, and so the project was born. I have been planting the gardens for about a fortnight now and see it as an ongoing thing."

"Potholes are a big problem that could be eradicated quite simply. Hopefully it's something that grabs attention and raises awareness although I wouldn't call myself a renegade cyclist."

You can view more images and check out his other projects on petedungey.com >>

[images © Pete Dungey]

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