This story was first published on 30th April 2007
These rather compelling images have been circulating via email and social media since at least 2007. According to the accompanying text, the images depict unusual dwellings that have been built in various “weird” locations.
However, while some of the images are genuine photographs and show real buildings, others have been digitally manipulated. Moreover, while some of the buildings are real, not all are actually used as houses.
Subject: Houses in weird places
Could you go to sleep at night and not wonder if these houses would be there the next morning?
How would you like to spend your nights in # 3
Each image is discussed in turn below:
This image is an entry in the Bizarrchitecture 3 Photoshop contest conducted by Worth1000. The entry was created by Norrit and is titled Bond Mansion. The source image used depicts a limestone rock formation in Thailand called Khao Ta Pu.
This image is titled Kjerag Tower and is also by Norrit. It was an entry in the Bizarrchitecture 4 contest at Worth1000.
This image is yet another Norrit entry for Bizarrchitecture 4. It is titled Afrodite’s Eye.
The building is called Dar Al Hajar and is located in Yemen. The rock palace was built in the 1930s as a summer residence for the Imam Yahya and now houses a museum.
This amazing little house wedged between rocks is located on the coast near Plougrescant, in France.
This image shows the Treehouse Restaurant located in Okinawa, Japan. The “tree” holding the building is actually made of concrete.
The building in the photograph is the Thomas Point Lighthouse located in the American state of Maryland. This wonderful lighthouse was built in 1825 and will be preserved for future generations.
The image depicts the Westerheversand Lighthouse near Oldenswort, Germany.
The photograph shows a very old mill located near Vernon in France. The mill straddles two piers of an ancient bridge that crossed the Seine River and probably dates from the 16th Century. It is a popular subject for artists and photographers and was even painted by the artist Monet, who lived in the area in 1883.
This image is also taken from the Worth1000, Bizarrchitecture 4 contest. It is an entry titled Icehouse by Cj
Once again, the image is an entry in the Bizarrchitecture 4 contest at Worth1000. The image, titled You should see the front! is by solipsism.