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Nakedness Downtown

Original post made by Decency, Menlo Park: Downtown, on Feb 9, 2018

Maybe it is only me, but I find it offensive, indecent and unacceptable for 4 or more naked statues being on display OUTSIDE in a location facing the public sidewalk and heavily traveled street in front of Angelo Mio Restaurant.

Facing the street one can clearly see the crack on one's naked butt, nearly at eye level. Children riding by on a bicycle or in a car are likely to see something they didn't expect.

Similarly, facing the sidewalk are women's breasts, and although made of cement, or similar material, it is not done in an abstract way requiring some imagination, but instead in a very realistic way.

Frankly, if found inside a museum, or out of sight of children, may be ok, where one has a choice. But on the street and on the sidewalk, one does NOT have a choice. Personally, I feel it is inappropriate and should be removed at their earliest convenience.

In every Municipal Ordinance, there are standards of what is right and wrong. There are standards of decency. A public area should carry a higher standard than a private area. Did the City allow this, or did the restaurant owner do it on their own?

Your thoughts welcome.... (particularly if you have children).

Comments (5)

Posted by MP Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

I have kids, and regularly take them downtown. The statues in front of Angelo Mio are nowhere near my top 100 concerns about downtown Menlo Park.

I am concerned about dangerous driving, crazy homeless, gypsy beggars, and the fact that it costs 5 bucks to get a scoop of ice cream. I wish we had restaurants in categories other than "boring, not that expensive" and "boring and really expensive". It would be great if there were more places for kids to hang out.

Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Feb 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

Decency - I strongly recommend that you keep your children away from cities like SF, Sacramento, NYC and Wash DC as all of them have public statues that you would find offensive.

Posted by really?
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 9, 2018 at 3:26 pm

"Maybe it's only me"

It is.

I recommend carrying a Fig Leaf to put over your eyes if offended.

Posted by Yet More Nonsense
a resident of another community
on Feb 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm

Somehow, this post smells like a prank coming from Menlo-Atherton High School...

Posted by Naked as a jaybird
a resident of Encinal School
on Feb 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm

Omigosh... better avoid museums!

The filth!!!!

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