Some whimsy from around the world.
A flying pig decorates a roof in the artist Monet’s town of Giverny, France.
Whimsical Steam Punk Bird in the Antwerp train station. Window grating featuring a fanciful two-tailed mermaid in a window in the village of Portmeirion, a town in Wales that is basically one gigantic ‘folly’. Neon Coca-Cola bottle building in Las Vegas, USA, where the entire city is basically one gigantic ‘folly’.Dutch houses manage to be cute despite being all foursquare and made of brick, thanks to touches of whimsy such as these colourful shutters adorning a building in Edam. A cast-iron ‘grape-nibbling squirrel’ bench at the Morecambe railway station in England.Benches are the perfect size for a touch of whimsy but I’m not sure how comfortable I’d be sitting on this one with this frowning bird staring at me (Mexico City).Varberg in Sweden shouts out its name and crest in this whimsical sculpture by the seashore. A corroded cow in Bangkok, Thailand.A copper gargoyle cheekily sits atop a theatre in Aarhus, Denmark. ‘Slug Crossing’ sign in the North Vancouver forest (Canada). Variations of this unusual Mascot sculpture permeate the city of Aviles in Spain.More of Nancy Merrill’s a Photo a Week Challenge: Whimsical.