Saturday, March 20, 2010

¡Viva Obscura!

It's Obscura Day!

As described on the official website, Obscura Day is "an international celebration of wondrous, curious and esoteric places."

To celebrate, I took a quick drive across Salem to one of my favorite wondrous/curious/esoteric places ever. It's a little fenced-in workshop, just across the street from my old apartment, surrounded by an assortment of fantastical iron creatures and amazing miscellany.


 This little guy was caged into the stone wall.

The dude on the right is cooking up something tasty,
and the gentleman on the left is practically drooling into the pan.

Something epic is happening here...

If you want to check this place out for yourself (which you should), pack up a camera and head over to where the Salem Ferry docks - this amazing little iron wonderland is right by the parking lot.


Allie said...

Hi. I like your blog. When Jess Schneider and I lived in Beverly, we actually had two of these statues on our fireplace hearth. She knocked on the guy's door one day and he told her she could have whatever she wanted for a penny a pound... Crazy. Thanks for reminding me of that. :-)

Charles Michael said...

I LOVE METAL PEOPLE or representations of people made out of metal. Yup.

The Button said...

It's true! I have a whole series of photos from my last trip called "Re-bar Jesus"!