I’m sharing these pictures, taken in the backyard at Austin’s Roadhouse Relics, for the weekly photo challenge, cheeky. I recommend you take a look at the other submissions, if only to see Michelle’s cheeky parrot, shared for our inspiration.
The figures along the roof are the cheeky bit in this picture, although the picture is doubling as a delaying tactic as I know there are increasing amounts of people with a fear of clowns.
I assume quite a few of these are not familiar with the term coulrophobia, which makes me wonder why we give such strange terms to fears. Believe me, if you have a phobia, you want a good clear warning. Obfustication is the last thing you need with danger approaching (that word must have more than a hint of irony in it, surely?).
But, to back to my ~~~warning~~~ if you share this fear, please look no further.
Those who are OK with clowns may be able to help me out with a question about the cheeky chappie below: what is he? I can see he is on an antique petrol pump (or gas pump, in American English) but is he purely decorative, or did he have a function? Surely there would be no purpose in having a balloon blower-upper on a petrol/gas pump? That’s what he looks like to me.
Having given ample warning – here he is:
…making a wonderful contrast to the neon mask lurking in the shadows (there are no people still with me who are scared of masks, I hope?).
It’s easily said if you don’t have a phobia of something, but he doesn’t seem in the least bit scary to me. I almost feel ashamed to look into his smiling eyes after leaving so many warnings.
Both of the clown pictures have a retro-style transfer filter added.