Gone to pot: hilarious images highlight pothole problem in Lithuania

A group of friends have created a hilarious sequence of images mocking the state of roads in Lithuania.

Whether it’s a girl washing in a water filled crater or a cyclist buckling on his bike, the spoof photo shoot aims to draw attention the problem of potholes in the city of Kaunas.

The brainchild of a local outdoor adventure group known as, The Z999, the barmy bunch hope the staged photographs will spur the government into fixing the problem.

A group of bathers pose for a photo mocking the pothole situation in Lithuania.

A group of bathers pose for a photo mocking the pothole situation in Lithuania.

The group said the city was notorious for its poor road surfaces and the aim of their project was “to laugh at the absurdity of the situation.”

But despite the images being seen around the world, the government have so far remained tight-lipped on the comic creations.

 

The Z999 hope the staged photographs will spur the government into fixing the problem.

The Z999 hope the staged photographs will spur the government into fixing the problem.

But the good news is the images seem to have made an impression as locals have noticed an increase in road works in the area.

One of the photographers behind the project, Arturas Artiusenka, said: “In Lithuania we already have lots of jokes about the condition of the roads in Kaunas.

“Usually, if there are photos in the news showing a damaged car in a pothole, it’s normally happened in Kaunas.

The aim of the project was "to laugh at the absurdity of the situation."

The aim of the project was “to laugh at the absurdity of the situation.”

“We believe that showing the problem in a funny and sarcastic way is much more effective than blaming anyone in particular.

“We didn’t want to offend anybody but just to brighten the day for those who face this daily problem with potholes.

“The government has been silent regarding these photos, they haven’t made an official statement but it seems the government is taking action and road workers are working to fix our roads.”

Arturas Artiusenka, said: "We believe that showing the problem in a funny and sarcastic way is much more effective than blaming anyone in particular."

Arturas Artiusenka, said: “We believe that showing the problem in a funny and sarcastic way is much more effective than blaming anyone in particular.”