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March 9, 2017

We Actually Saw The Easter Bunny… In Multiples!!!

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In my yesterday’s post I talked about loving quirky things.

The seats modeled with legs in the shapes of lighthouses caught not just our attention, but that of many other too, if the sight of cameras and phones coming out to capture images was anything to go by.

That though, was nothing to prepare us for the next quirky sight I saw.

The kids were in the back, busy with their phones, Himself and our other friends had gone over to the second vehicle to discuss where we wanted to eat together, and what we wanted to do next.

Not surprisingly my sudden exclamation of: ” Quick , Look… I have just seen the Easter Bunny!!!”. Heads jerked up with a sort of  eye rolling” yeah mam, that’s a lame joke… get a life” look , but both heads turned when they realised that I was pointing to something.

What I had seen was a group of men  coming out of the nearby beach restaurant wearing white bunny rabbit onesies and getting into their cars.
Annoyingly I was slow in spotting them so was still pointing them out to the kids  with one hand and retrieving the camera with the other when the first cars drove off, Luckily a few had parked further away so I got a few photographs of them battling the wind as they walked past.The kids in the back were now squeezing themselves against the part of the car that offered a better view, laughing and muttering, “what in the world…?”  as they tried to tally up how many men were taking part in this festive gig.

Numbers ranged between six and twelve, and a small difference of opinion ensued about double counting and missed sightings so we settled on eight as a tentative end number that pleased everyone. We have no clue as to the occasion for this attire: a birthday? anniversary? retirement?something related to Easter? …I thought maybe a  pre-wedding Stag do, since it seemed to be only the men dressed in costume. The ladies accompanying them had hair bands with white rabbit ears on them, it wasn’t clear if they were carrying them as accessories to the men’s costumes or if they were their own.(Of course we never found out, but it’s excellent to see that these Gents dared to get dressed up for their special event, and they bought huge grin to our faces as they did so.

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October 7, 2013

I See A Bumble Bee In The Ceiling Fan… And Bunny Ears On the Lion?

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(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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Aside from the enormous bell on the reception desk of the  Karos Floris Hotel Brugge (a.k.a. Bruges) in Belgium, there are many other quirky elements of it’s interior design to admire.

Velvetine and I are instantly attracted to the detail of the wooden carving on a large seat and various pieces of furniture.

During the renovation of the hotel they have made enclosed display areas in recesses in the main hallway wall, famed with salvaged  stone church window remnants and housing strange and interesting objects that I can’t exactly identify.

I do however hazard a guess that these might possibly be some sort of opium smoking devices because there are more conventional  looking pipes close by.

I do wonder if whoever did the smoking also did the wood caving though, looking closely at the detail of the carving in my first photograph I swear I can see a lion with bunny ears. (hmm, and it has a suspiciously human face too so there must be a story somewhere behind this particular lion).Elsewhere in reception I find an antique looking coat and umbrella stand situated below quirky ceiling fans that are the epitome of elegant simple design: actually I like them because they remind me of fat bumble bees, an idea that was reinforced when I later photographed them with their blades in action.  The mixture of styles certainly kept Velvetine and I busy with our cameras…

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