question of the day: What do you think is going on in this photo (of superhero toys and a book called “The Bridge Builders”)?

The first in potentially a new series of pop-culture conundrums here at

What do you think is going on in this photo?
strange tableau

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Are the tiny people the bridge builders, and are they assembling to build a tiny bridge? Or are perhaps the tiny people worshipping the bridge builders? Or is something else entirely happening?

Photo by bronxbee, who discovered this “strange tableau… by the Astor Place subway” in New York’s East Village. She goes on:

i don’t know who the artist was, but when [we] came back in the near dark, all the figures had been rearranged. it might have been some sort of participation art…

If it wasn’t participation art then, it is now. Have fun!

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