Gathering in the Backyard. Bizarre Decaying Sculptures [Budapest, Hungary]

When you stroll down one of the streets in the center of Budapest, Hungary, you might stumble upon a peculiar sight behind a fence. There’s a large group gathered in the backyard, with its members engaged in lively conversation and expressive gestures. At first glance, you might think it’s just a regular gathering, but upon closer inspection, it’s truly unusual – these aren’t people but sculptures, there are too many of them in one place to be mere decoration, and they are completely naked.

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The Power of Water. Moving Miniature Watermills near the Fairytale Stream [Havlíčkův Brod District, Czech Republic]

Discover an amazing location hidden in the Havlíčkův Brod District in the Czech Republic: two miniature watermills inhabited by various fairytale creatures. I made several visits to properly document this enchanting site; equipped with gumboots to traverse the water surrounding the buildings, I took not only photos but also videos, immortalizing the charming movements of the figurines that bring this place to life. Though it was the most time-consuming location I’ve explored this year, every moment spent there was undeniably worth it. 

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An Eerily Adorned Tree. The Creepy Skull Totem in the Woods [Poland]

Deep in the woods of Poland lies a mysterious and eerie sight – a tree adorned with animal bones. The atmosphere of this secluded location is undeniably spooky; one can almost feel death lingering in the air, especially when confronted by numerous skulls adorning the tree trunk. Moreover, the site is relatively distant from inhabited areas, amplifying this unsettling feeling. Collectively, these elements render the location so eerie that encountering it at night is undoubtedly something one would wish to avoid.

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Curiosities in the Forest. A Misty Morning in the Enchanted Realm [Březina Municipality, Czech Republic]

Some places require specific weather conditions to fully experience their atmosphere. One such location is a fairytale site nestled in the woods of Březina Municipality, Czech Republic. A misty morning provided the perfect ambiance to explore the surroundings of the stream, adorned with quaint watermills and charming decorations.

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Landed at the Wrong Air Base. A Fighter Aircraft in the Backyard [Poland]

If you’re uncertain about what to place in your backyard, consider an unconventional choice: a fighter plane! In a small village somewhere in Poland, an inhabitant has come up with an extraordinary idea—to position a military aircraft in his yard, to be more specific, a Mig 21-PF. The presence of such a plane in this location is so unusual that it will undoubtedly catch your attention. 

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A Concrete Zoo. Visiting the Magical Garden of Animal Sculptures [Poland]

It proved to be one of the most enchanting stops on our late autumn journey through Poland. It’s not every day that you come across a captivating garden adorned with a stunning array of animal sculptures, featuring elegant deer, graceful swans, and an assortment of other mesmerizing creations. Crafted with meticulous detail by a resident of the nearby house, these artworks beckon you to pause and delve into their intricate beauty.

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Where the Monster Roars. Curiosities of the Fairytale House [Czech Republic]

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Czech Republic lies an enchanting cabin surrounded by extraordinary and whimsical sculptures. Setting itself apart from other comparable locations, this particular haven boasts an added layer of charm with accompanying sound effects. How is it possible, you may wonder, within an uninhabited cabin? Come closer to experience the extraordinary atmosphere of this site. 

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The Next Stop: Fairytale! The Extraordinary Stumb Bus Stop [Němčovice, Czech Republic]

Sometimes, the bus arrives directly at the primary destination of the trip. In Němčovice, a charming town in the Czech Republic, there exists a bus stop so extraordinary that it undeniably merits a visit in and of itself. This particular bus stop transports you into the enchanting world of the Czechoslovakian children’s television series “Pohádky z mechu a kapradí” (English: “The Tales of Moss and Fern”), featuring its beloved main characters, Křemílek and Vochomůrka, two forest-dwelling individuals.

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Plenty of Ringing Fruits. The Extraordinary Phone Tree [Panevėžys, Lithuania]

What can you do with a phone that is no longer working? Throw it away? How about hanging it on a tree instead? The owner of a local leisure business, Relax Group Panevėžys in Panevėžys (Lithuania) has a truly extraordinary decoration on the company’s premises—a pear tree adorned with numerous phones, ranging from traditional models to modern smartphones. 

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