This is what I saw when I went to Covent garden to briefly visit a blogger lunch.
What is THAT????
I nearly bumped into a conspicuous gigantic triangular shaped structure that’s there till January.
Spinvox, the people behind the structure, have left this silver wishing well in central London, the idea being that you call and leave a message from your phone, and it gets converted to text and displayed on the inside of the installation.
– Here’s a shot a bit closer in – you may be able to see me in it – I’m in the X box…
(Visual Pun! How I wish I did that on purpose!)
Needless to say, there were many others there including my fantastic underground blogger mate, and of course whatleydude who kindly invited me along.
This is what it looks like inside – I stood in here for ages, reading what other people were wishing for.
I particularly like the fact that if one spoke a swear-word into the message, it would be replaced with &* ?*&!£ symbols, so even though the best words went, the sentiment remained.
Of course, if you were one of those people who looked up rude words in the dictionary at school and laughed (English and other languages – oh, hang on, I still do that now) then you will appreciate the work that must have gone into creating the database to recognise them all.
I loved reading wishes ranging from “I wish for World Peace” to “I wish I had gigantic nostrils”.
If you’re in London, it’s definitely worth a look – http://www.spinvoxwishingwell.com/
4 thoughts on “Covent Garden Wishing Well”
Hmmm … I wonder if it knows Mandarin, heh, heh! Think I’ll try some choice rude words next time.
The things people wish for, just wonder if with some like “gigantic nostrils” what would they do it it came true?
Pitty I will miss that box, as not in London again until Feb09.
For a minute, I thought that this was a Dr. Who reference … and that was the tardis.
See also http://isowish.com/ – some of those are getting granted… 🙂