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The pleasure of roadside attractions

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They are scattered here and there across our city, little curiosities tucked in corners and out of the way places.

Presented here is a collection of oddities The Journal found interesting in their own right.

Some are quirky, others clever or fun.

But all of them have one thing in common; the power to make a person stop and say, ‘Well, look at that.”

Flower power seems to drive this delightful family constructed from clay pots on Blackwell Sideroad. Glenn Ogilvie
Flower power seems to drive this delightful family constructed from clay pots on Blackwell Sideroad.
Glenn Ogilvie
The "Little Free Library" is a miniature lending library that comes with the motto "Take a book, Leave a book." The Cathcart Boulevard family that created it have even thoughtfully provided a reading chair.
The “Little Free Library” is a miniature lending library that comes with the motto “Take a book, Leave a book.” The Cathcart Boulevard family that created it have even thoughtfully provided a reading chair.
Frequent users of the Howard Watson Nature Trail might be familiar with Trackman, a sculpture mounted on a pedestal about where the Blackwell train station once stood. Trackman was created from pieces of metal collected on the former rail line and turned into a sculpture.
Frequent users of the Howard Watson Nature Trail might be familiar with Trackman, a sculpture mounted on a pedestal about where the Blackwell train station once stood. Trackman was created from pieces of metal collected on the former rail line and turned into a sculpture.
A selling point for Sunday service at Patterson Memorial Church. Glenn Ogilvie
A selling point for Sunday service at Patterson Memorial Church. Glenn Ogilvie
Some people look up at fluffy clouds and see sheep or dragons. Does anyone else see the Easter Bunny in this unusually shaped white pine tree on Hamilton Road in Bright's Grove?
Some people look up at fluffy clouds and see sheep or dragons. Does anyone else see the Easter Bunny in this unusually shaped white pine tree on Hamilton Road in Bright’s Grove?

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