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Wipeout on the Picasso

Last year I was able to walk on the base of the Picasso sculpture in the snow. Only at the end did I slip a little. (Blog post, video)

This morning a fresh blanket of snow covered Chicago, including the iconic statue by Pablo Picasso.

Chicago Picasso in the snow

I walked up to the Picasso to admire the beauty of how the snow falls on the steel base. I couldn’t resist trying to walk on the snow, up the sloping base.

Wow, was it ever slippery! My very first step was a wipeout.

Watch the video:

My six-year-old iPhone totally fell into the snow on the Picasso. I picked it up, and brushed the snow off the camera, thinking, “well, this phone had a good life. If it dies now, this will be a fun way to die.”

This is what the phone sees when buried with the camera facing down in the snow.

Unedited photo. Phone sees snow. Gray gray snow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yXI2B6YARs

If you average out the color from this image, you get rgb(143, 139, 136). Thus, #8f8b88 is the color of Picasso snow.

picasso snow color 8f8b88

The phone survived the Picasso wipeout.

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