It has come to my attention that folks no longer know what these are – they’re tires cut and turned inside out to make planters. If you look inside some you can still see the tire treads. When I first moved to Petworth these were ubiquitous. We debated their ascetics once back in the day. As was the case then I still like ’em. Obviously the ones with plants/flowers are nicer than the ones with weeds :)
Full admission: When I first saw these I had no idea what they were either.