Most clocks elicit a glance of a second or less, and no second glance. You look, you see the time, you move on. The Shepherd Gate Clock is a contrarian.
Ready to make her mark
Indeed, and effective background for landscape
Stone marker depicting the somewhat awkward baptism ceremony of King Angus.
"It Happens." We can all relate.
A sculpture made of nearly petrified wood
A formerly drab utility box is now a perfectly designed bit of subliminal inspiration. Perfect for Montana, in any case.
A cell phone tower shaped like a tree
The Leaning Tower ... of Niles, Illinois ...
All roads lead to Archie McPhee’s world-famous Rubber Chicken Museum.
Churchill's statue has one foot in the U.S., and one foot in the U.K., and for good reason.
A porcine and pisces section of Freak Alley, in Boise.
Location: This weekly gem is located at the intersection of Westminster Bridge and the River Thames in London (see the Clue Me! Map ). Big Ben is having a much-needed face lift, and in the...
You can't see me. I'm just another brick.
A sundial unlike any other.
Čumil is on the very edge of the street, and as you can see, there's no curb!
The mural on the outside of the Astoria Column shows a snapshot of the area's history from about 1792 to 1893.
The Notre Dame Cathedral.
Art that not only provides a great view, but that also has a great view.
No matter how different we may seem, we’re all in the same boat.
“Rice” is one of six murals painted on the conservatory walls at the Botanic Garden.
Otherwise known as the "Ambassador of Good Will in Short Pants."
Japanese Friendship Garden on an island in the middle of the Snake River, in Idaho Falls.
Performing an endless melody chosen by the wind.
This is really smart art!
A river, pouring out of the Grove Hotel, and onto the sidewalk. Or is it?
This particular merging of murals may be one of those "happy accidents" that Bob Ross liked to discover.
The Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy.
This hidden gem is found very near a fire hydrant, in Berczy Park, Toronto, CA
They are compelled to stop and scrutinize each of the eight puzzling panels, only then being released to continue their journey.
Winter in Minnesota can sometimes feel very looooooooooooong. Let's talk flowers.
Let's pencil in a table.
"It's a sign" that Lindström must be the perfect place to stop for fika
You may be surprised to find out that the jackalope is part of a wildlife subgroup called "fearsome critters."
City Art, of a guitar player, jamming on a log.
“Both rings were round, and there the resemblance ceased.”
A scale model of our solar system on the National Mall.
Where two brothers didn't quite make it home, but lived to tell about it ... sharing three scars between them from one of the arrows.
Peace is embedded. Do you see the sign?
Here's a dash of overconfidence: "But in the hands of skillfull riflemen they are by no means as formidable or dangerous as they have been represented."
It is not carelessness to leave a poem lying around.
You can see that again! And again! And again gin gin!
Twenty feet in elevation can make a very big difference in the view.
The Fallen Firefighter's Memorial in Seattle.
And eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
Why is there a washerwoman on a sign for a restaurant?
A curtain of water creates a 'wall' that provides a surprisingly secluded space to read several of Martin Luther King's wise words.
Abuzz with spring
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is an extraordinary work of art.
The Freemont Troll, grasping a life-sized beetle.
The story behind the photo behind the statue
Shedding light on the Pike Street Hillclimb.
She second most decorated U.S. Navy Ship in World War II, exceeded only by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise.
The Jolly Green Giant statue in Blue Earth, Minnesota
And then there were the 5 minutes one August morning when he grabbed defeat by its scrawny neck, and pulled victory from its clenched jaws.
"Mirall," the mirror sculpture in Seattle, is intended to trigger reflection
Bessie and Vickie have a lot to share about art, and about nature.
Watt Munisotaram is a Cambodian Buddhist temple where you might expect to find none.
A little public art in Copenhagen, which kids are welcome to clamber upon.
Public art in Detroit, which can only see, and be seen, by a highly select group of strollers.
A musical mosaic at the Carr Center for the Arts in Detroit
Statue of an extended family of slaves getting ready to cross to the south side of the Detroit River, to Canada and freedom.
The hidden cat, and other details of the 'hidden garden' steps.
The upper end of the 'hidden garden' steps in San Francisco
Location: The Hundertwasser House is in Vienna, Austria, at the intersection of man and nature.
Sculpture on the skyline, leading you even more art
A somewhat humorous statue can lead to surprising and impressive discoveries.
An interesting slice of contemporary and edgy art
This tiny church comes complete with a bell tower.
Even water occasionally has to turn over a new leaf
Over wide and rushing rivers In his arms he bore the maiden; Light he thought her as a feather, As the plume upon his head-gear.
A traditional maypole in Mittenwald, Germany.
Cupid's span. Arrows not to scale!
Location: This Weekly Gem is located at the intersection of Goodturn Drive and Hwy 14, in Cody, WY (see the Clue Me! Map ). Nomenclature experts will tell you that the words "buffalo" and...
Thoughts about the role of loose leaf tea in the American Revolution.
If you grab hold, it’s almost as if they’re pulling you along. Hang on for a while, and see where they take you.