Wacky Wednesday here at the Round Top Antiques Market and have I seen some wonderfully wacky items for sale. As we pulled into town I saw several things that made me think about a Wacky Wednesday post.
As we turned down the road to our campsite, I noticed a full sized rhinoceros outside a booth at the compound known as Excess II out on the corner of Texas Route 237 and Rhode Road. This big boy is actual size, realistically rendered and fearsome looking. So of course I had to take a walk over there and ask about the story behind this behemoth. As it turns out it was made by a prop company for a French taxidermist that wanted some exotic animals for a show in a chateau near Versailles in France. Like most countries, in France it is illegal to taxidermy endangered species so this business commissioned a prop company to make this faux piece plus another, just a head and neck mounted on a large, very large plaque for a wall mount. Unfortunately for the taxidermist, the prop company did such a good job that people became enraged by the thought that he actually had the nerve to show an endangered species. That outpouring of anger against the unfairness of it all started affecting his business and the taxidermist decided to sell them to stop the complaints. The company showing these items, Cyril & Peirre Antiquites Francaises is hoping a theme park or some other eccentric use will be found for these pieces. Wouldn’t you love a full size rhino in your yard?
Found this vulture out in the fields just hanging out. Looks a little forlorn without any other vultures but I think he may be misplaced. He may belong with this sign but he’s in another part of the field. This Vulture Café sign was here at Barn Boy’s space during the last show but I Love it. Wondering if they serve Road Kill Stew at this café. If they do serve road kill, I’m sure our little fellow could help with the clean up.
Lots more weird and wacky things to photograph for next Wednesday. Stay tuned for more.