This week’s downspout is another fantastically functioning piece of art and comes to us from Portland, OR.
The water flows off the roof onto what looks like more of a slide than a traditional downspout. I don’t know about you, but I definitely would have been tempted to take a couple trips down from the roof! Until they soldered those salmon on anyway. Ouch. Though painful they might be to have on a slide, I think they add a very amusing touch to the downspout. Maybe that’s the point, huh? To keep kids like me from playing on it. Oh fine, I’ll just admire from the ground. 😛
This design is especially neat because the slide is angled in such a way that the water runs off into a rain garden, putting all that water to good use. It’s so great to be able to appreciate a beautiful piece of metal artwork as it helps sustain another work of art growing at the bottom. (The garden, not the dumpsters.)