I was trying to organize my bookmarks the other day, and in the process, I was reminded of the Fluidr website, where I can view my photos according to general interestingness. As I was scrolling through, I saw a couple of photos back to back that had a certain thematic quality. The first was this bas relief bust seen on one of the buildings by Peterskerk. I love the look on the man’s face; he looks like a real curmudgeon.
The next photo in the stream was this one:
This steampunk skeleton head decoration adorns a house just up the street from the first one. If you forget about the drastically different styles, they’re both kind of similar — individual heads on buildings. It’s fun to think that the same decorative concept carries over through the years, even if in different styles.
Each one is eye-catching and amusing. I like to give them each a nod of greeting each time I pass them, like friendly neighbors.