For most people the beach is a place to relax, especially when visited
as part or a holiday. It's a place to forget the worries of every day
life, look out to a hopefully calm sea and sprawl out on a strip of
warm sand. So it seems surprising that on some beaches around the
world, artists have been chosen to display some of the creepiest
structures known to man that are sure to traumatise the most hardened
of tourists, especially at a time when the defenses are down.
1. Hand Of Harmony, Homigot, Korea
If I were to wake up from dozing on a beach to see a giant's hand
reaching out from the shallow waters in front of me, I'd be extremely
susceptible to a spot of panic. The Hand Of Harmony has been worrying
tourists in Korea since 1999. No word on the cause of death.
2. Sperm Whale, Scheveningen Beach, The Netherlands
Unlike your average Sperm Whale, this monster is made from wood,
aluminum and polyester and was placed on Scheveningen Beach in July of
this year. Those tourists not in the loop would be forgiven for placing
their towels as far away as possible.
3. Another Place, Liverpool, England
A beach in Liverpool is home to dozens of stationary, zombie-like
statues, all facing out to sea in various locations. To say it's a
creepy scene is an understatement and one has to wonder just how many
sunbathers have been forced to leave for another beach after being
given the chills by these sculptures.
4. A Room Where It Always Rains, Barcelona, Spain
Juan Munoz’s 'Una Habatacio on Sempre Plou' (A Room Where It Always
Rains) is possibly the creepiest piece of beach art on earth and
consists of 5 stone weebles trapped in a cage on a strip of sand in
Barcelona. The closer you get, the scarier it becomes, until you
finally see their pained faces and drop your ice-cream.
5. Couple, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, England
Just how many panicked emergency calls have been made due to this
bizarre statue causing people to believe two giants are about to be
smashed to death by waves is unknown. What we do know is that, under
the right circumstances, this piece of art could easily cause mild
palpitations and extreme confusion.
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