asphalt

This is not a pothole

Potholes can cause issues on the road for both drivers and the authorities charged with their upkeep, as well as being a general eyesore. However, the potholes of Chicago have become public works of art thanks to Jim Bachor, or as he’s known locally, the Pothole Guy.

Credit all images: Jim Bachor

Jim employs the same techniques and materials used by archaic craftsmen to create authentic mosaics in the street. The pieces are made up of marble, glass and mortar, a strong combination capable of withstanding years of wear as seen by the presence of ancient mosaics in the modern day.

The pieces of art that adorn the Chicago roads are modern takes on the traditional mosaic, and now number 45 pieces in total. Each mosaic takes Jim around 8–10 hours to complete, and a further two days to install in the hole.

Chicago’s mosaic potholes have become a tourist attraction, as well acting as a durable repair to it’s roads.

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The Pitch Lake. La Brea. Trinidad and Tobago.

Located at La Brea in southwest Trinidad, the Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world. Known to many as the 8th wonder of the world, the lake is the major supplier of asphalt to the international market and is one of the many tourist attractions on the islands.

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AND ITS FINALLY DONE!

Had to put some last minute touches on that pic above. Made it extra special for the super @soprana-snap and these are the visuals for the Resbang 2015 ASPHALT!

THIS STORY IS BANANAS GREAT BRUH. I WAS SO PUMPED TO ART FOR IT!

Allow me to say I had the bestest of pleasures working with the lovely Chy! Shes such a talented writer, and a super great friend! I’m so glad this years Resbang introduced me to such a wonderful person! <3<3<3

Happy reading everyone! Cant wait to see other’s stuffs! :D