Monday, November 8, 2010

5 Creepy Beach Sculptures To Scare Off Sunbathers

For most people the beach is a place to relax, especially when visited as part or a holiday. It's a place to forget the worries of every day life, look out to a hopefully calm sea and sprawl out on a strip of warm sand. So it seems surprising that on some beaches around the world, artists have been chosen to display some of the creepiest structures known to man that are sure to traumatise the most hardened of tourists, especially at a time when the defenses are down.

1. Hand Of Harmony, Homigot, Korea



If I were to wake up from dozing on a beach to see a giant's hand reaching out from the shallow waters in front of me, I'd be extremely susceptible to a spot of panic. The Hand Of Harmony has been worrying tourists in Korea since 1999. No word on the cause of death.

2. Sperm Whale, Scheveningen Beach, The Netherlands



Unlike your average Sperm Whale, this monster is made from wood, aluminum and polyester and was placed on Scheveningen Beach in July of this year. Those tourists not in the loop would be forgiven for placing their towels as far away as possible. 

3. Another Place, Liverpool, England



A beach in Liverpool is home to dozens of stationary, zombie-like statues, all facing out to sea in various locations. To say it's a creepy scene is an understatement and one has to wonder just how many sunbathers have been forced to leave for another beach after being given the chills by these sculptures.

4. A Room Where It Always Rains, Barcelona, Spain



Juan Munoz’s 'Una Habatacio on Sempre Plou' (A Room Where It Always Rains) is possibly the creepiest piece of beach art on earth and consists of 5 stone weebles trapped in a cage on a strip of sand in Barcelona. The closer you get, the scarier it becomes, until you finally see their pained faces and drop your ice-cream. 

5. Couple, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, England



Just how many panicked emergency calls have been made due to this bizarre statue causing people to believe two giants are about to be smashed to death by waves is unknown. What we do know is that, under the right circumstances, this piece of art could easily cause mild palpitations and extreme confusion.

http://www.premier-holidays.com/info/5_creepy_beach_sculptures_to_scare_off_sunbath.aspx

25 comments:

NeebBlog said...

that would actually be really neat to see in person!

Chris said...

I didn't think the hand in korea was that creepy .. the rest were weird and creepy for sure but I liked the hand rising from the water

ItrollTrolls said...

that looks pretty cool lol

Bart said...

that looks like an awesome place to go

Coupons_Ftw said...

haha oh man, a giant hand! would love to climb it.

Mr Bouchard said...

The zombie-like statues are the only ones creeping me out! The other ones only seems like good statues to take pictures with! haha

Radioactive said...

I love them all but the whale grosses me out a bit

Apps Master said...

pretty cool pics :D!

Blog.imperium said...

Hand Of Harmony:D

Rorschach Redemption said...

Most interesting pics I have seen today.
What's up with 3 and 4?

Who the hell would do that in #3?!?

Mez said...

nice pics :D

Rambles'N'Shambles said...

I actually think that is an amazing piece of work. If I could I'd totally have that in my backyard

Joebloggs said...

I wanna make one of them for my back yard!

Insurance Advice Guy said...

pretty cool stuff

tonyman33 said...

that sperm whale is weird

Marcablax said...

If that was at a beach near my I'd go high five it!

chrischaos said...

wow that is amazing!

DJ Name Brands said...

looks creepy

Ibrahim said...

Very creepy

Joel C Anatoli said...

Thats a beatufil pieace of art bro!

Keep those amazing posts coming.

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unintentional critic said...

i call this ART! i would love to be there to see it in person!

TravisTouchdown said...

haha its like the end of planet of the apes when all that's left of the statue of liberty is a hand sticking up out of the sand

T.dot said...

spectacular

Insurance Advice Guy said...

thats pretty cool!

rembrandtx said...

Amazing post, I've seen two of the five in Person.!!