Tin Foil House and Deliveries from Aliens?

Tin Foil House

This house always perplexes me. Why the tin foil? What’s going on in there? It looked really cool in the evening sun this day, though.

Lately, there has been an enormous note written in marker on the front door, instructing FedEx and UPS to go around back. What is she expecting? Deliveries from aliens?

Location: Portland, OR

Contributed by: Sarah Gilbert

Decorated Car: Stickers, Dolls, and Who Knows What Else

Decorated Car

I took this picture while driving early in the morning right in front of my office. The car is covered in dolls and a bunch of other stuff, some of which is covered with snow. I had to look twice to believe it was real.

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Contributed By: Erica

Crazy Bikes

Crazy Bike

I think that they might actually build these custom bikes in that garage. The bikes are a little crazy (I can’t imaging riding one), but they are pretty cool and very Portland.

Location: Portland, OR

Contributed by: Dawn Foster

We’re Expanding the House

We're Expanding the House

Neighbor has built an expansion (sans permit, of course) plus a gravel pit, plus impromptu parking space, on their side lawn for everyone to see.

Location: Vancouver, WA

Contributed by: Steven

Whirling About Or a Bout of Glossolalia

Whirling and Glossolalia

I came upon this fine gentleman as I was walking home. He was standing with legs apart and firmly planted while the rest of him went whirling about, arms spinning, muttering to himself — or was he having a conversation with the Gatorade bottle caps on the ground in front of him? Perhaps it was a bout of glossolalia.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Photo and description by Flickr user davitydave used under Creative Commons.

Contributed by Dawn Foster.

Crazy Person or Art?

Crazy Person or Art Signs

These are posted all over my neighborhood.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Photo and description by Flickr user miz_ginevra used under Creative Commons.

Contributed by: Dawn Foster

Beware of Falling Debris

Beware

I wonder what we should beware of? Falling debris? Obsolete electronics coming back to life? What he might be keeping in that camper?

Location: Spokane, WA

Photo by Flickr user chrstphre used under Creative Commons.

Contributed by: Dawn Foster

Stonehenge Lawn

Stonehenge

A crazy German neighbor who decided to make a stonehenge like creation on his front lawn. He said his mower was too small so he needed less lawn.

Location: Sterling, MA

Photo and description by Flickr user bucklava used under Creative Commons.

Contributed by: Dawn Foster

$65,000 BMW and a $10 Ramp Made Out of Boards

bmw

I can’t help but laugh every time I pass this driveway. Anyone who can afford to drive a $65,000 BMW should be able to afford a better solution to get it in the driveway. It’s been like this for at least a year, so it’s not just a temporary fix.

Location: Portland, OR

Contributed by: Dawn Foster

Vicious Dog Named “Girlfriend”

girlfriend

2.8 seconds my ass. This dog hit the fence like she was fired from a gun, and let us know under no circumstances would she let us through or near her territory. Not even if we gave her steaks. Steaks would be the appetizer, our legs would’ve been the main course. The neighbors, of course, thought me jumping backwards across the street was hilarious. I asked what the dog’s name was … “Girlfriend”.

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Photo and description by Flickr user Hryck used under Creative Commons.

Contributed by: Dawn Foster