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A Sunday Afternoon in the Land of Parking Craters

4:14 PM EST on March 11, 2016

Created by David Lindsay, of Memphis
Pointillism simulation by David Lindsey
David Lindsey

Ah, a relaxing day at the park -- in modern America.

This spoof on Georges Seurat's iconic painting, "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte," was produced by Memphis activist David Lindsey. The inspiration: Memphis now directs overflow parking from the Memphis Zoo to the city's historic Overton Park, despite vigorous local opposition. A pair of lawsuits are currently pending.

Here's a look at the parking-crater-in-a-park, courtesy of community activist Leigh McCormick.

parking lot

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