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 chair made of a whalebone in at the ‘End of the Earth’ aka Fisterra, Spain. Argentina 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! Mexico’s fascination with skeletons has always fascinated me.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).The fantastical ferry boats that used to ply the island-studded waters between Sendai and Matsushima in 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).This drain with a face in Laos changes the meaning of spew…Slogging through mud in the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia in search of the giant Rafflesia. In 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. A 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.
The Design Museum in Copenhagen includes all types of design including some avant-garde fashion design of non-typical material such as soda straws (Denmark).Sculpture of styrofoam balls tied up in black and white pantyhose in Islita, an artist’s town in Costa Rica.
The exterior of the Cube House in Rotterdam, Holland.
White Hag Coffee-Infused Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout, a curious but delicious beer from Ireland. My favourite weird little lake, Spotted Lake near Osoyoos in the BC’s Okanogan, Canada. Castell 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?
More of the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Weird and Wonderful.