Odd and Unusual Articles

I found this page of unusual articles in which may be, could not be found in any standard encyclopedias. These articles contain some form of stimulation of creativity of unrelated concepts, that most people would find it odd or peculiar. Here are some odd places, infrastructures, about odd places in America, Africa, Antartica and many more.

1) Folly, architectural buildings prized for their uselessness.

Dunmore Pineapple in Scotland

The Dunmore Pineapple folly in Scotland, ranked as the most bizarre building located in Dunmore Park, and considered as one of the architectural wonders in Scotland. Pineapple became a rare delicacy in Europe, and was first discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, on the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe. Pineapple became a symbolic of power, hospitality and wealth, thus used as motif by architects, artisans and craftsman as decoration.

Swallow;s Nest, near Yalta, Southern Ukraine

Swallow's Nest castle, overlooking Cape Al-Todor

the original wooden Swallow's Nest castle before the 1927 strong earthquake

The most popular tourist attraction in Crimea is the Swallow’s Nest, built between 1911 and 192 in Gaspra , on top  top of the 130 feet high Aurora cliff. The Neo-Gothic designed castle, by Russian architect, Leonid  Sherwood, overlooking the Cappe of Ai-Todor of the Black Sea. Similar to this is the Foros Church on the outskirts of Yalta in the Crimea, also a tourists destination, overlooking the Black Sea.

Foros Church in Yalta, located on top of the Red Cliff

Foros Church overlooking the Black Sea, Crimea, Ukraine

Other Folly

Bishop Castle, folly located in Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado

The Wonderful Barn folly in Celbridge, Ireland

2) Gravity Hill or Magnetic Hill

Boone, North Carolina Gravity Hill

Spook Hill, a gravity hill in Lake Wales, Florida

Mystery Spot gravity hill in Santa Cruz, California

Illusion at Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz, California (gravity inside)

Magnetic hill in Ladakh, India

Magnetic Hill, Orroroo, South Australia

3) Spite House or Building, built to irritate neighbors or other parties with land stakes. Some people look at this spike house as an eyesore.

Spite house located in Boston, Massachusetts

Millennium Dome on Greenwich Peninsula,South East London

Federation Square in Melbourne Australia

4) Parking Chair

Snow Parking chair

Parking chair, most common scene in Pittsburgh

5) Free Stamp, Williard Park, Cleveland City

Free Stamp, Williard Park in Cleveland City

6) Butt Hole Road ,Doncaster,England

Butt Hole Road

Tickle Cock Bridge Castleford, England

Gropecunt Lane, now known as Magpie Lane in Oxford, England

7) Mill Ends Park, Smallest Park in the World, Portland, Oregon

Mill Ends Park in summer 2004

Mill Ends Park 2007

Mill Ends Park, Autumn

St Patrick's Day in honor of the leprechauns

8) Action Park Vernon Township, New Jersey

Action Park looping water slide

Alpine Slide in Action Park, 1986

Action Park Pool

Tidal wave pool

Whitewater Canoe

9) Weird and Unusual Architectures

Ferdinand Cheval's dream Castle, a postman from France

Ferdinand Cheval's Mausoleum

Ferdinand Cheval, stumbled in this unusual shaped-stone, where his dream castle design began

Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed Hot Springs Bad Blumau Austria

Friedensreich Hundertwasser designed Germany's Magdeburg Hundertwasserhaus

Simon Rodia built the Watts Tower , now a landmark in Los Angeles

Justo Gallego's Cathedral

10)  Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island, United States

Jerimoth Hill along Route 101, this is not the actual highpoint

Jerimoth Hill, Rhode Island United States

11)  Badlands Guardian or Indian Head

Badlands Guardian Aerial view

Badlands Guardian or Indian Head

Badlands Guardian

12) Cardrona Bra Fence Central Otago, New Zealand

Cardrona Bra Fence in 2002, New Zealand

Cardrona Bra Fence, Central Otago, New Zealand

13) Mojave Phone Booth

Mojave Phone Booth

The Mojave phone booth, odd thing is that this phone booth is in the middle of a desert.

Mary Ellis Grave, Parking Lot in New Jersey

Mary Ellis grave now sits 7ft above parking lot in New Brunswick,New Jersey 1750 to 1827

14)  Coober Pedy ,South Australia the underground town

Coober Pedy, entrance to the Underground world, Australia

Coober Pedy underground town

Coober Pedy underground house

15)  Baarle-Nassau ,Netherlands bordering Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Cafe in Baarle-Nassau, showing border between Belgium and Netherlands

Baarle-Nassau former railway station, Netherlands

Baarle-Hertog, Belgium

Baarte-Hertog former town hall, Belgium

Le Perthus, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (right) and Els Limit, rpovince of Girona,Catalonia,Spainn (right)

Le Perthus Languedoc-Roussillon (France) (Left Side), Els Limit, province of Girona, Catalonia, in Spain (Right side)

Le perthus right ""Avenue de France" and Els limits left, "Avinguda d'Espanya"

Els Limits right side and Le Perthus, left side, sounthern Frontier Line

16) Brennender Berg,  Germany, Coal Seam fire

Brennender Berg, Germany, burning mountain

Mount Wingen, or Burning Mountain, New South Wales, Australia

Mount Wingen or Burning Mountain, New South Wales, Australia

17) Forest Swastika ,  Northeastern Germany

Swastika Tree, forest in northeastern Germany (Nazi form)

The forest swastika is a gigantic swastika in a German forest ...

18)  Paul Octopus, the Oracle octopus

Paul the Octopus, picks Spain over Holland in World Cup Final 2010

Paul picks Germany over Uruguay on July 9,2010

Paul Octopus, predicts the 2010FIFA World Cup

Paul the Octopus, is the oracle octopus born on January 26, 2008, an ordinary octopus from Weymouth, Engaland, and lived in a tank in the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen, Germany, and was internationally known for hispredictionof the national football teams seven matches in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and its finals.

Henry the Hexapus, six legged octopus

19)  Military Animals

Nils Olav, King Penguin, Colonel in Chief Norway Royal Guard

King Penguin, Nils Olav, Colonel in Chief Norway Royal Guard.

Gambian pouched rat trained to detect mines

Emins Pouched Rat, trained to detect landmines

Gambian Pouched rat, trained to detect landmines.

William Windsor, the Military goat, Lance Corporal of British Army

William Windsor or Billy, a Kashmir goat, with Army number 25232201.

20) Weird and Unusual Vegetable Shapes

Unusual and weird shaped Cherry

weird and unusual Cherry with outgrowth

Unusual entwined carrots

Unusual twin-Zucchini

weird and unusual eggplant shape

weird shapedTomato

weird, unusual naughty Chillies

weird strawberry

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