Screaming Heads and Midlothian Castle – Ontario

Just about 4 years ago I took a drive through Algonquin National Park in Ontario.  On the trip we also headed west into Burk’s Falls to visit the famed “Screaming Heads” and Midlothian Castle.  This was a fascinating trip.

This entire project was begun by school teacher and artist Peter Camani.  He is a Secondary School teacher, but has also spent over 25 years constructing Monolith-like sculptures in the shape of giant heads, which are scattered throughout the property. A two-headed dragon sits atop the chimney of his Midlothian Castle and he has a version of the See/Say/Hear No Evils greet visitors. There are more than a hundred “screaming head” sculptures, each one at least 20 feet in height. According to Wikipedia, Camani says he “built his otherworldly creations as a warning about environmental degradation. With his paintings already hanging in such coveted places as the Vatican and Buckingham Palace,he decided to focus his energy on realizing a vision of significantly larger proportions.”

Without further explanation, here is a smattering of some of the photos I took while visiting back there in late September, 2008.

Speak No Evil
Thinking Head
Cement Tree Forest
Giant Hand
Screaming Heads from Afar
Spooky Tooth
Screaming Heads
Midlothian Castle
More Screaming Heads
Hidden Head
Screaming Heads Convention
Screaming Trees
Screaming Crowd


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Just have to share this site — American Roadtripper

Here is someone after my own heart…travelling the back roads of America.  And, on top of that, I think she lives in one of those interesting named towns…Bright, Indiana.

The site is called American Roadtripper, by Celeste Calvitto.  Not sure when her last update was, but, if you like some of the unusual of America, her site deserves a visit.

http://www.americanroadtripper.com/

Thanks Celeste for the travelogues

 

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Turnabout in Fair Play, SC

Fair Play SC

Fair Play SC

On August 8, 2012 I was on a trip from eastern Tennessee to Atlanta for work.  Along the way I went through North and South Carolina and happened to go through Fair Play, South Carolina.  Not sure how the town got its name, but there is something about the name coming from a fight.

Interestingly, throughout most of this small town, the Motto “Our Name Says It All” is posted.  The photo on the left is the main entry sign.

Of course, there is plenty more in Fair Play

 


There is the Fair Play Post Office

The Fairplay Cafe.  Wonder if their prices are fair???

There is a Fair Play Presbyterian Church

The Fairplay Super Market doesn’t look that super…

Must be Amish nearby if there is a Yoder’s in Fair Play. Maybe the name came from something Amish.  I wonder…..

Fair Play MenagerieAnd this is my favorite sign!! The Fair Play Church of God…”Theres Only One Way” with some interesting Road Signs all around it. Speed Limit 316?  C’mon now!!


Fair Play, SC

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