A Mix Of Crazy Things

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Last week I've been to a lot of places and what I've seen is absolutely impressive. I knew this is going to happen and have been taking photos everywhere. When you pay attention to the smallest detail, you can find real treasures. Today I'd like to show you some of the photos I took.

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This door was the first thing I saw after we got off the car. You cannot not notice it as it's more than strange. The door itself it's made of some very weak material, that can be broken in a minute in my opinion. Then there are the holes in it, which I suppose should serve as ventilation. The funny thing is the padlock on the door 😀 But the blue wall with the yellow border adds a lot to the strange door. Most likely the building has gone through some renovation works, but the door was not important. I can't explain it otherwise.

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Next there's this strange window shutter, which is made of wood, but has no gaps on it. I really appreciate the wrought iron, a nice one I may note. And what you may not notice is the lock on it. These things are like a mystery to me and most of the times I'm trying to figure out what and how. This window for example was not high, so I suppose this shutter is against thieves?

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This one is actually cool. Bikes are common recycled decorations worldwide I believe and you can see many versions, usually with a basket or two of flowers. I've found this one at the terrace of a pub, or on the wall of the next house to be precise. It's a cute one and that lamp just makes it more interesting.

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This bottle clock was next to the bike and looked interesting at first, but after having a good look, you see that not everything is high end. Basically there were 12 bottles glued on the board, but one was missing and 9 o'clock is a plastic bottle, which is ruining it. Or, maybe it's glass, but it's a water bottle, so it doesn't fit, just as 1 o'clock is a Coca Cola can. Not cool. With a little effort, this could have been a nice decoration, maybe with a clock added as the idea is cool.

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To complete the line, there was this skeleton, with the Mexican hat and the guitar. To be honest, it looks pretty amateur and unfinished as well, but it's interesting.

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A nice well, filled with flowers this time. The funny thing is when these houses were built, there was no tap water, so a bigger well than this may have been the source of water for the household. This is with a wheel but I've seen one, that was without a wheel, with a long arm. Maybe there's a definition for that but I'm not so well versed 😳

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This is the last one and I believe it's a trebuchet. I've found this in the courtyard of a museum and have never seen one in real life before, just in movies. I know it's dangerous, so it's a good thing we were not allowed to try it out.

A trebuchet (French: trébuchet) is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw a projectile. It was a common powerful siege engine until the advent of gunpowder. The design of a trebuchet allows it to launch projectiles of greater weights further distances than that of a traditional catapult.

There are two main types of trebuchet. The first is the traction trebuchet, or mangonel, which uses manpower to swing the arm. It first appeared in China in the 4th century BC. Carried westward by the Avars, the technology was adopted by the Byzantines in the late 6th century AD and by their neighbors in the following centuries. source

As you can see, this primitive structure was an important weapon once. It's crazy how far things are now, compared to those times.


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Nice crazy collections.I like the strange first door and the window.haha
Thanks for sharing them.

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I knew I'm not the only one thinking this is a crazy collection. The door is indeed strange.

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The door is indeed something strange - i hope those aren't human made holes :!

Wait a minute, I'm thinking the same about window - i guess it opens inside but why would someone do that it is easy to break in. It's strange tho bicycle is cute.

Some crazy and strange stuff - thank you for sharing this, really enjoyed and made me more curious to notice small details around me.

Have a good day ahead and Have fun!

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Those are human mase holes, but in purpose, I mean that's how the door was designed.

Wherever you go, whatever you see, there are always questions if you keep your eyes open 😉

You too have a nice evening.

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Oh, I like that such a weak door has a paddock, like a robber would think "wow wow wow I have no power here". \o\

That trebuchet is awesome, I'd love to have on in our ranch just because yes

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You would need a lot of room for the trebuchet, to have space where to throw a stone. Otherwise ugly accidents can happen.

The lock on the door is indeed funny 😁

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The weird window is something that was very common here (Northern Ghana) 10-20 years back. You can still find these windows in houses that are very old and date back to something like 60 years ago or something. I never understood why my grandfathers would use windows like that, but they probably had good reasons(one being that they probably didn’t know they were better ways to make windows back then lol)

I’m in school right now and that’s far from home(no pun intended) but I’ll manage to get you a picture or something when I go home for the holidays:) Maybe I’ll ask my dad too for why their fathers used these windows.

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There must have been a reason and one was safety I suppose. Nowadays you don't see grates on windows as there are high performance alarm systems but back then maybe this was the only way to protect your home.

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Could be right. I imagine this protection must have come with some very serious ventilation and privacy issues considering.

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Not me thinking the holes on the door are from gunshots 😅🤦🏽‍♀️

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Lol, most of the people are thinking that but no way as in my country you can't get a gun so easily.

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At a glance, I thought those were bullet holes on the door.

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Noooo, possessing a firearm in my country is not so easy. You need a permit that is given to you if you can prove that your life is in danger. So no such thing as decorating a door like this with bullet holes 😄

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Those photos are really attractive 🤗
I just feel your creative mind ✨
Have a good day...

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Thank you! I'm trying to find interesting things, wherever I go.

Have a nice day.

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Simple objects will be beautiful when in photos if we have skills in taking pictures like you @erikah, btw the photos are all good. 😁👍

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Thank you! I'm trying to find beauty and interesting things wherever I go.

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