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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Have You Seen Me? Lake Anne Swing, AKA the Leaning Parallelogram of Reston, Missing

busted swing.jpg
Secret Restonian operative "Sean" sent us this shocking picture of what was once a tranquil swing along the banks of Lake Anne, where weary travelers could rest amid the soothing sounds of the RELAC intake pump. As with other Lake Anne "art," we're guessing it originally had some new agey name like "Moon Perch" or something, but now it's gone, replaced by some helpful bright orange mesh to keep the dimwitted from attempting to sit down on a nonexistent swing (cough cough nanny state).

We're not exactly sure why the swing was taken down, but we're guessing that the fact that the walls surrounding it have not met at 90-degree angles in years probably had a little something to do with it.


  1. At the 'lagoon' which is the end of the 'canal'

  2. Which is at the "fetid cesspool" which is at the "place where property values are declining."

  3. 11:40

    And you must be at the all-you-care-to-stuff-your-stupid-fat-face-with-never-ending-bowls-of-pasta-and-breadsticks-bar at the Macaroni Grill!

    Thanks for checking in between bowls of pasta!

  4. Nah, HKCD. 11:40 is probably the only person to buy the over-priced cheezburgerz at Mon Martre.

  5. I love the orange mesh. It's obviously totally unsafe to go in there now that the swing is down!

  6. Update:

    There is a reprise of the gigantic portable pump that RELAC put there, right in front of the swing.

    This might be why they took the swing down.


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