Credit the graffiti crew TOY for applying their green thumb to this Berlin train.

When taking the train through some drab, industrial part of town, wouldn’t it be nice to stare out the window to a spot of color?

Commuters in Berlin got that chance recently thanks to the graffiti crew TOY, who outfitted an S-Bahn train with a traveling flower garden. Hiding in a ravine like Wild West bandits about to storm the Union Pacific, they pounced when the train came to a stop and fixed about a dozen planters to its side. The train whizzed off, with people aboard chuckling and taking video of their new “lawn.”

Now it’s just a matter of what will remove them first: The authorities, or the constant blasting of 25 mph wind as the flower-train makes its rounds.

H/t Urbanshit

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