As I search through my archives looking for images that fit our themes, I often come across a few outliers or to put it bluntly–misfits–that stubbornly “demand” to be included. This week, Tina has given us a chance to highlight our “misfits,” in her “Odds and Ends” challenge.
This image always makes me smile. On a walk in Manhattan, we saw a delivery person dropping off boxes and mannequins in front of a store. When I noticed that the mannequins were artfully arranged, I asked him why he took the time to do this. He answered: “Because I get bored.”
Here’s another “odd” shot that never seem to fit any of our challenges. At a street fair in London, we saw this couple having fun in a bin filled with styrofoam balls. This little bit of fun was sponsored by Polo, Ralph Lauren.
I never found an opportunity to post this image captured on a walk in the Docklands area of Dublin. Are the windows and door filled with art or graffiti? I could never decide.
Here’s an odd sight. It’s not every day that you see a man taking his pet tortoise for a walk. Where did we see him? In downtown Savannah, Georgia, of course, a city that celebrates its eccentrics and its quirkiness. Maybe that’s why we enjoy the city so much.
I’ll end my post with this image which never seemed to fit any of our challenges. I spotted Muhammed Ali’s boxing gloves in the New York Historical Society. If you look closely, you can see his signature on the gloves. Given his larger-than-life personality, I was surprised that his signature wasn’t flashier and more dramatic. Are you?
A special thanks to Tina for hosting this week..We’re looking forward to seeing your collection of Odds and Ends. More thanks goes to our guest host Karina of Murtagh’s Meadow who gave us a chance to share A Special Place. You’ve given us wonderful ideas for our next trips both near and far. It’s my turn to host LAPC #190, so please be sure to stop by here next Saturday at noon to get all the details. Until then, have a safe and inspiring week!