We had so much windy rain last month that the sight of dead and destroyed umbrellas in the street was a familiar one. While I'm accustomed to seeing the rain protectors turn inside-out in a gust of wind, blow across the street and get trampled by an oncoming vehicle or completely fail to open in a downpour, I've never see quite a gathering of metal and plastic all in one place. Apparently, I was not alone, as there were at least five other people standing in the misting rain snapping pictures of these misfits.
And even in the most heavy rain, I wouldn't suggest trying out one of these. But you might say they do make a rather surprising piece of street art.