Many thanks to Pat for hosting the challenge this week, and for coming up with a very different theme, and one that I'm sure everyone will find to be fun!! Basically, Pat's idea is that we all take odd photos that seemed like a good idea at the time but we've never been able to post them because they don't fit a theme or subject.
At first I thought this would be easy, I take lots of what I consider 'odd' shots, but going through my archive, I've realised that over the years I've enjoyed using many of my odd and unusual shots on sites such a Picture This, Picture Perfect, Images And Words, and others. I think the ones I've chosen here are ones I've not used before.
1) First shot was taken in a hotel in Somerset, England that Joanne and I stayed in, in 2010. A converted manor house, the windows still had the original wrought-iron window catches. This is sunset taken through one of them. Although the windows were clean, it's obvious that the window-cleaner avoided doing the little bits of glass between the ironworks!! LOL.
2) This shot is of an old iron bench overlooking the Cleddau river near where I live. It has obviously been painted several times over the years. I was fascinated by how the various layers were wearing away at different speeds. This was taken with my first digital camera back in 2007.
3) This is a shot I've always wanted to post, but never had the right opportunity. It is a sculpture/statue found in the small mid-Wales town of Llandovery, a representation of Llewelyn Ap Gruffydd Fychan, a landowner of Carmarthenshire who was executed by Henry IV of England in punishment for his support of Owain Glyndwr's Welsh rebellion. It stands in the grounds of the castle in Llandovery, which unlike many other Welsh castles, has almost totally been destroyed over time. The statue is unusual in two respects. Firstly, it is metallic and secondly there are no facial features....there is an empty space between the helmet and the body.