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Weird, Wild and Whimsical Photo Ops

Weird, Wild and Whimsical Photo Ops Photo

Photo by pietropecco

Posted on April 20, 2011 in Photos

If you are planning a photography trip this summer, keep your eye open for the unusual, the unique, or the just plain fascinating. And then send it here. We just love to share!

  • La Mano del Desierto (Hand of the Desert) Atacama, Chile: In the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world, emerges this iron-and-cement sculpture (pictured at right), created by Mario Irarrázaa.

  • Swarovski Fountain near Innsbruck, Austria: This fountain, the most massive lawn ornament we have ever seen, sits on the grounds of the Swarovski Crystal World indoor theme park.
  • Photo by Re Carroll

  • “The Watcher” in Old Town, Bratislava: In Old Town, Bratislava, resting inside this manhole is “The Watcher." This bronze statue is one of the most photographed pieces of art in the city.
  • Photo by LenR

  • Broken Column by Antony Gormley, Stavanger, Norway: “Rusty Man” looks out onto the harbor in Stavanger, Norway, part of Antony Gormley’s 23-piece iron sculpture art installation called Broken Column.
  • Photo by Gard

  • Frogs over the door, Bielsko-Biala, Poland: We just couldn’t resist this whimsical sculpture over a door in Wojska Polskiego Square. This is the most charming of “welcome mats” in an area also known as Little Vienna. “Look up and on most streets in the centre of town you are likely to see a startling decoration, intriguing sculpture or a weird detail of architecture.”
  • Photo by MagdaDH

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