Weird and Wonderful from Around the World

A collection of the weird and wonderful from around the world.

A flying pig whimsically decorates a roof in Giverny, the artist Monet’s home in France.A flying pig whimsically decorates a roof in Giverny, FranceA chair made of a whalebone in at the ‘End of the Earth’ aka Fisterra, Spain. A chair made of a whalebone in Fisterra, SpainArgentina has a love affair with meat and parrilladas, but I’m not sure how this pig with a cig fits in with the general ‘carne, carne, carne’ theme. At any rate this pig is weird but parrilladas are wonderful! A pig with a cig in the market in Tucaman, ArgentinaMexico’s fascination with skeletons has always fascinated me.Two skeletons with great big grins...Who can not love Ganesha, the chubby elephant-headed boy god, who resides in Hindu temples where he will be adorned with flowers and sometimes tin foil (India).a pink Ganesh in Udaipur, IndiaThe fantastical ferry boats that used to ply the island-studded waters between Sendai and Matsushima in Japan.This rooster 'bird' boat in Sendai acts as a ferry to the seaside village of Matsushima, Japan‘Keep Portland Weird’ is the the slogan for Oregon’s largest city. But actually it was really quite wonderful and I couldn’t really find anything weird about it. (Image is door and wall of Portland’s Rebuilding Centre).Unique entryway and door to the Portland Rebuilding Center in Oregon, USAThis drain with a face in Laos changes the meaning of spew…This drain with a face in Laos changes the meaning of spewSlogging through mud in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia in search of the giant Rafflesia. the prize, a giant RafflesiaIn Ms Vy’s cooking class in Vietnam we were introduced to some ‘Weird and Wacky’ street foods such as jellyfish, silk worms, pork belly and snails. I tried the Pork Belly (which was like Chinese BBQ Pork and yummy) and the Jellyfish Salad (below). I left the Silk Worm Stir-fry for braver souls than me but apparently it tasted quite good. Jellyfish salad from Ms Vy's Cooking Class in Hoi AnA chocolate Manneken Pis snacking on a waffle, this wonderful little creation manages to combine three of Brussels favourite things – now all he needs is to have a Brussels sprout for a head and it would have been perfect Belgian treat. 
A chocolate Manneken Pis snacking on a waffleThe Design Museum in Copenhagen includes all types of design including some avant-garde fashion design of non-typical material such as soda straws (Denmark).Plastic straw dress in the Design Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
Sculpture of styrofoam balls tied up in black and white pantyhose in Islita, an artist’s town in Costa Rica.
Sculpture of styrofoam balls tied up in black and white pantyhose in Islita, an artist's town in Costa RicaThe exterior of the Cube House in Rotterdam, Holland. 
The Cube Huis in Rotterdam, HollandWhite Hag Coffee-Infused Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout, a curious but delicious beer from Ireland. White Hag Coffee-Infused Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout, an curious beer but delicious from IrelandMy favourite weird little lake, Spotted Lake near Osoyoos in the BC’s Okanogan, Canada. spotted lakeCastell Henllys in Wales, a recreated Iron Age village, features such wonderful things as this appealing tree monster – he is constructed of something that looks like felt but must be more weatherproof – goat hair perhaps?
Tree monster in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesMore of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Weird and Wonderful.

23 responses to “Weird and Wonderful from Around the World

  1. So, so many great examples of weirdness that’s so wonderful! I love the first shot of the pig and then the Laotian drain and the Mexican skeletons. We do live in a weird but wonderful world, and you’ve captured some great examples!

  2. Your gallery must be the most versatile i have seen so far! Amazing! But the world is, and you have captured the essence of it. The whalebone chair, the little lake and the cube house are my favourites. I really should have made it to Canada…

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