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Crashed Dutch metro train ends up being  balanced on sculpture of a whale’s tail

Crashed Dutch metro train ends up being balanced on sculpture of a whale’s tail

A metro train in Spijkenisse crashed and surpassed a barrier at end of the tracks on Sun. But instead of plunging 10m into water below, the train was left hanging in the air. It ended up being balanced on the large sculpture of a whale’s tail at the end of De Akkers metro station. The sculpture, titled Whale Tails, was created by the architect and artist Maarten Struijs, and was erected in 2002.

Milan
Milan
Stefnir
Stefnir 3 months

niffty

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 3 months

Bet you're glad you approved the grant to construct the whale tail out of steel.

O'Brien
O'Brien 3 months

It’s a fluke!

CoLpOeSnED
CoLpOeSnED 3 months

Ooo leave it like that

E n
E n 3 months

Even in this dumpster fire of a year the little things makes you smile.

Doug
Doug 3 months

AFAICT, sculpture is called Saved by the Whale's Tail (not Whale Tails) - how appropriate!

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

An artist can say he saved lives now.

Bob Of Cheesecake
Bob Of Cheesecake 3 months

It’s like in the movies!

Doug
Doug 3 months

Artist's thoughts https://nltimes.nl/2020/11/02/artist-surprised-statue-strong-enough-catch-subway-car

Doug
Doug 3 months

Google Maps: Near Componistenpad, 3208 BA Spijkenisse, Netherlands https://maps.app.goo.gl/XPFNAm5W2uwWraEY8 Mapillary (crowdsourced street-level image platform) bike path view of the area: https://www.mapillary.com/map/im/ZOAcDfPOdwimpswIWJTojQ

David
David 3 months

Whew

Aaron
Aaron 3 months

Sage the whales and they save us apparently

Oliver Biscuit
Oliver Biscuit 3 months

Crashed train gets turned into sculpture with the fail whale.

Class Capt
Class Capt 3 months

This is amazing.

Darin
Darin 3 months

Saved by a whale tail!

Yuri bezmenov
Yuri bezmenov 3 months

Wow

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 3 months

This is something out of cartoons

AD C
AD C 3 months

Such a whale of a tale

Doug
Doug 3 months

News headline: Hail Whale Tail Rail Fail Save (;-)

Doug
Doug 3 months

New sculpture name: Whale Tail and Rail (;-) #WhaleTailAndRail

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