#BUMonday – your week can only get better from here

The weather doesn’t like umbrellas, but Tomorrow likes the positions they get themselves into once broken. So, we’re marking Broken Umbrella Monday (#BUMonday) with weird and wild examples of these once proud shelters of all colours and shapes that are no more. Your week can only get better from a broken umbrella.

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The trouble with twos.

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Molly Ringwald’s umbrella. Photo by Carla Donald.

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Splat.

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The Duke of Wellington’s umbrella

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“The night is dark and full of terrors”

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“To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, now dash away. . . “

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You can’t handle this brolly.

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RIP Mary Poppins.

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Someone let it go, and now it’s frozen.

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The Curse of the Pink Panther

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The Polka Dot Broken Door

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They call me mellow yellow. Really mellow.

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Go towards the light.

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Forgotten but not gone.

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Pillar of support.

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Forest moon of Brella.

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Blame Canada.

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Ella ella.

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Hook!

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Barred and umbrella-d

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Fallen

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Abandoned

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An ex-umbrella.

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