After visiting a few pet cemeteries in Poland (the old one as well as its new part) and Lithuania and finding so much of weirdness there, it was a must for me to explore also the one in Chișinău (Moldova). This place was not that easy to find, as the mentioned graveyard is not official one, thus it has no website with directions, maps and other information that would help to get there. Luckily, thanks to a few fairly reliable details about the site I managed to define the exact location of the cemetery. So, being in Chișinău, I left the city centre and followed the path leading to the weird graveyard.
You can never know what you will find on the way to well known places. Sometimes these finds may stick in mind for even longer time than the final destination of the trip.
The continuation of the old pet cemetery ‘Psi Los’ in Konik Nowy (Poland)—its new part (more about the old cemetery here). It is much smaller than the previously mentioned old one but the site is expanding—more an more of the land there is becoming covered with at the same time gloomy and cheerful little graves. Despite its small size the cemetery already consists of plenty of weird tombs surprising any visitor of the place.
Whichever place I visit, I always show its most interesting details. However, I will not even try to fool you that I attempted to do it this time, as in case of a site I wanted to present now it was simply impossible. The mentioned place is the pet cemetery ‘Psi Los’, situated in Konik Nowy, a village near Warsaw (Poland), consisting of two a bit remote from each other parts (the old and new cemetery), and full of the details turning it into a really weird place.
A few sculptures that ended up in a rather unusual place for pieces of art to be found—a yard of a workshop in Vilnius (Lithuania). A huge lamb, a man with a dolphin, another one sitting on the chair and other creatures surprise everyone who sees them passing through the industrial area where they are situated. The sculptures are not perfect—it is easy to notice, for instance, some missing parts and cracks. However, considering the gloominess of the place, these defects seem to be suiting these pieces of art perfectly and making them an inherent part of the grey industrial area surrounding them.
The time between the moment I got to know where this place is and the moment I went there was around one hour. Knowing about this weird site was simply impossible not to be in a hurry to see it. A small garden full of stuffed toys is something that definitely does not happen to see every day.
It does not happen too often to see a place like this. An oasis of magic and surreality in the desert of ordinariness—that is probably the best way to describe this weird site, forcing to stop everyone who by some reason pass through the area where it is situated. Unusual decorations on the fence as well as some strange details visible behind it wake up the curiosity and invite to enter the gate.
The road leading to this place was destroyed. It’s strictly forbidden to enter that area and those who don’t care about the warnings surrounding the site risk to get a fine. All that is done to protect visitors from entering the place which is so beautiful that the will to go there can even kill.
You can never know what is hiding behind high fences of possessions when you walk along the street – the same as it happened to me when passing through Dobczyce, a small town in southern Poland. The thing that attracted my attention and made me take a closer look on the place was a toy dog-basketball player put in a fancy swing. On my way through small towns and villages I’d already seen plenty of garden decorations but there was something about the mentioned dog in the swing suggesting that there was something more behind the fence than just ordinary garden sculptures.
When you walk along one the streets of Kamienna Góra (Poland) and look around carefully, you can find an extraordinary and a bit creepy garden near one of the houses surrounding the street. The thing which catches your attention passing through this place is its ‘inhabitants’ – old garden sculptures and toys, including a few ducks, once bright-colored gnomes, a sad Teddy bear and the creepiest one – a doll with a piece of wood instead of the body.