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. [caption id="attachment_331" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Speak No Evil[/caption] [caption id="attachment_330" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Thinking Head[/caption] [caption id="attachment_332" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cement Tree Forest[/caption] [caption id="attachment_323" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Giant Hand[/caption] [caption id="attachment_322" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Screaming Heads from Afar[/caption] [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Spooky Tooth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_320" align="aligncenter" width="239"] Screaming Heads[/caption] [caption id="attachment_324" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Midlothian Castle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_321" align="aligncenter" width="300"] More Screaming Heads[/caption] [caption id="attachment_325" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Hidden Head[/caption] [caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screaming Heads Convention[/caption] [caption id="attachment_328" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Screaming Trees[/caption] [caption id="attachment_327" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Screaming Crowd[/caption]

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  1. Traci

    Wow, these are pretty cool! I like the photo you took of the head in the distance through the mouth of the head in the foreground.
    We love roadside attractions too; the bigger, the better!

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