Human Ingenuity Medley, 2

The following images include whimsy, beauty, creativity and practicality.  All together they give us another glimpse of the extraordinary variety of human ingenuity.

As always, I welcome information that helps me give proper attribution regarding either the photographer or the ingenius object of the photograph.

Sculpture, Hamburg, Germany by artist Oliver Voss

Sculpture, Hamburg, Germany by artist Oliver Voss. It’s made of styrofoam and steel and measures about 12 feet high and 90 feet long.

Vegetable dress

Vegetable dress

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The Troll is a 12 foot sculpture built by Kim Graham

The Troll is a 12 foot sculpture built by Kim Graham

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Body Art Illusions By Johannes Stoetter

Body Art Illusions By Johannes Stoetter

More Body Art by  Johannes Stoetter

More Body Art by Johannes Stoetter

Johannes Stoetter again

Johannes Stoetter again

Checking the alignment of the tea cups, Japanese parliament

Checking the alignment of the tea cups, Japanese parliament

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Monks praying

Monks praying

Soldiers marching...and waiting?

Soldiers marching…or waiting too long?

Birdbath

Birdbath

San Francisco stairs

San Francisco staircase

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Succulent garden

Succulent garden

Rock garden

Rock garden

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Pedestrian bridge near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands divides the water like Moses.. Designed by RO architects

Pedestrian bridge near Fort de Roovere in the Netherlands divides the water like Moses.. Designed by RO architects

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Hardhat, softhat

Hardhat, softhat

Scotch tape hinges

Scotch tape hinges

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eggs chicken

eggs chicken

Pepper turkey

Chilis turkey

 

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via wordlesstech team

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Traffic light tree has 75 sets of lights, by Pierre Vivant in London

Traffic light tree has 75 sets of lights, by Pierre Vivant in London

 

Short Stories by Jim Roseneau, This Into That

“Very Short Stories” by Jim Roseneau, This Into That

Too good to be true, by Jim Roseneau

Too good to be true, by Jim Roseneau

 

By Sayoko ERI

By Sayoko ERI

Photographer Karsten Wegener, designer Silke Baltruschat and food stylist Raik Holst recently collaborated on german sausages

Photographer Karsten Wegener, designer Silke Baltruschat and food stylist Raik Holst recently collaborated on german sausages

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By Brad Downey in Berlin, Germany

By Brad Downey in Berlin, Germany

Boston-based artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope interviewed and photographed a number of homeless people on the streets of Boston, replacing their signs.

Boston-based artists Kenji Nakayama and Christopher Hope interviewed and photographed a number of homeless people on the streets of Boston, replacing their signs.

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 In Águeda, Portugal some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas protecting walkers from the summer sun.

In Águeda, Portugal some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas protecting walkers from the summer sun.

 

Using a neglected street underpass in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, artist Bill Fitzgibbons created an installation controlled by a computerized LED light system. -

Using a neglected street underpass in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, artist Bill Fitzgibbons created an installation controlled by a computerized LED light system. -

 

The Park of the Monsters (Parco dei Mostri in Italian-language), also named Garden of Bomarzo is the work of Pier Francesco Orsini,(1523–1585), a patron of the arts, greatly devoted to his wife Giulia Farnese. When she died, he created the gardens. The design is attributed to Pirro Ligorio, and the sculptures to Simone Moschino.

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Tokyo

Tokyo

 

Chiba

Chiba

 

Kobe

Kobe

Souka city Saitama

Souka city Saitama

 

Tokyo adachi ku

Tokyo adachi ku

 

 kaitacho manhole

kaitacho

 

Gotenba city Shizuoka

Gotenba city Shizuoka

 

Yokkaichi city port

Yokkaichi city port

 

 Hakone

Hakone

 

Otsu city

Otsu city

 

Toyohashi city

Toyohashi city

The following images have NOT been photoshopped.human ingen, no photoshop

 

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To browse other examples of human ingenuity go here.  Many thanks to:  Johannes Stoetter for body painting, Takika Yoda on Pinterest for manhole covers, and to Judy G.A.