Quirky Sights in Ashland: Part 2

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Quirky Sights in Ashland: Part 2

Look at these photos and SMILE.
Maybe even laugh!
20 photos – how many do you recognize?
More funny, strange and artistic sights & sites in Ashland.

Greenmeadows Way quirky art.
Welcome to “Schnozville” at 1090 Greenmeadows Way. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
Greenmeadows Way quirky art.
This fun weeping blue atlas cedar tree is part of “Schnozville” at 1090 Greenmeadows Way. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
Greenmeadows Way quirky art.
This fun weeping blue atlas cedar tree is part of “Schnozville” at 1090 Greenmeadows Way. Here’s how it looks from across the street. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

I can’t guarantee that you will be able to see all of these sights for yourself. Things change. I took the photos shown here over a period of four years, though many were taken in the last few weeks (summer 2021).

Walking through the Railroad District

Quirky alley art.
This looks like the most uncomfortable seat in the house. Spotted in an alley in the Railroad District. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
Quirky art.
Here is another artistic and quirky find in the Railroad District. The sign under the meditating frog says: “The Imaginarium.” (photo by Peter Finkle, 2019)
Quirky coaster in an Ashland alley.
I found this “Summertime Apricot Ale” coaster along with unusual art as I was walking one of the Railroad District alleys. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

Spooky and strange

Seventh Street early Halloween.
This household in the Railroad District is getting an early start on Halloween. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

Spooky and stranger

mysterious floating head.
Who is that hiding in the bushes? Railroad District once again. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
I don’t know what to say about this one! Spotted on Church Street. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)

Not-spooky but strange

Humor.
A couple weeks after President Biden’s very cold inauguration day, I spotted this visitor from Vermont (Senator Bernie Sanders) at Pronto Print. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

A bit of nature in the Quirky Ashland photo collection

Liberty Street garden
I have seen many “raised bed gardens,” but this one takes the art of restful gardening to another level. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
Ashland Creek art.
Here’s a salmon swimming upstream in Ashland Creek, with a little help from a chalk artist. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
North Mountain Park.
Someone put a special painted rock in one of the North Mountain Park gardens. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

Classical pianist humor

Humor
I spotted this humorous conundrum on the door of Professor Tutunov’s office at SOU. Alexander Tutunov is a world-renowned concert pianist who teaches at SOU. If you have not yet attended one of his local concerts, I encourage you to do so when they start again. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2018)

Humor?

Elizabeth Avenue humor
I had one question in my mind as I walked by this house: Does this car belong to the homeowner or to a brave driver? (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)

The Doors (no, not the late 1960s rock group)

This is one of the most unusual fences I have seen in Ashland. It’s another alley find.
(photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
This substantial post on Siskiyou Boulevard might be left from the Southern Oregon Normal School, but no one seems to know. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2019)

Tiny but mighty

Fordyce Street.
I love this simple yet expressive bit of folk art driftwood. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2020)
Tree House Books
Here is a tiny, hidden doorway to a Gnome’s home. You will find it at Tree House Books. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)
Tree House Books
If you look inside the tiny Gnome’s doorway, you will see a furnished room! You can see this for yourself at Tree House Books. (photo by Peter Finkle, 2021)

If you liked these photos, check out “Quirky Sights in Ashland: Part 1” and other related photo essays.

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