I was thinking about that too! The whole thing looked very clean. No visible dirt. Maybe the artist lives close and looks after it once in a while. The newspaper article says he does not want to be named so they must have been spoken to him. The silver ball in the little shop window even was spinning and I assume the candles in the other two windows will be lit up at night but I did not stick around long enough for that. As for vandals, it is so deep down that I wonder if people walking by even notice it? Would I have seen it had I not been looking for it? PS: Bladder stressed dogs LOL Aw, that's also a nice idea!