Definition of the word “OddBall” : Something which is strange, eccentric, unusual, bizarre.

I think a handsome fox, dressed as if he’s going to a wedding (complete with a red carnation in his buttonhole) and wearing  piglets’ heads with smiley faces on his feet would probably meet all the criteria of what makes an OddBall.

Especially  when Mr Fox has two pink flamingoes with brass trumpets for heads doing a bit of synchronised hovering above his head……..

…………….whilst beneath his feet a trio of airborne elephants  seem to be balancing on eyeballs and are carrying castles on their backs.



Lisbon door tiles fox piglet shoes

Green Door and Fox ©HelenBushe


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Mr Fox on his Throne ©HelenBushe


Fox Piglet shoes tiles Lisbon oddball

Mr Fox ©HelenBushe


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Piglet Shoes ©HelenBushe

Spotted in this quiet side-street in Lisbon’s Alfama district:

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Mr Fox’s Street ©HelenBushe

Did you spot the anchor tattoo on his finger? And how his shoes are laced up differently but are both neatly tied with little bows?

How dull life would be without OddBalls.

You can find plenty more by visiting Cee’s OddBall Challenge.


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Marga Demmers · 25 August 2018 at 17:06

Ha, you’re back! These photos sure are funny. Maybe you never would have paid that much attention to Mr. Fox if you had not had your camera with you. By the way, do you know if there was any story behind this ‘person’?

    HMB · 25 August 2018 at 17:10

    Having a camera (in this case my phone) certainly makes me more observant. I would love to know something about Mr Fox. I’ll google “Mr Fox…..pigs feet for shoes………tiles …..Lisbon ….and see what it throws up.

Cee Neuner · 24 August 2018 at 16:43

Terrific photos Helen!!! Thanks so much for participating.

    HMB · 24 August 2018 at 21:19

    Photography helps me notice more that’s around me than I ever did before.

Laurie Graves · 24 August 2018 at 14:11

Oddball is right. From a distance, charming, but the closer you get, the creepier it becomes. I wonder if those slippers can talk. Those pigs have a knowing look.

Manja Mexi Movie · 24 August 2018 at 09:51

This is remarkable! 😮 I might pass it and never notice the shoes.

suzannerogersonfantasyauthor · 24 August 2018 at 09:06

You certainly can’t find much stranger than that! It’s mad, but brilliant.

    HMB · 24 August 2018 at 09:07

    Thanks Suzanne. It’s certainly one of my favourites

bushboy · 24 August 2018 at 08:11

Great Odd Ball find

    HMB · 24 August 2018 at 08:31

    One of the oddest things I’ve seen, that’s for sure

      HMB · 24 August 2018 at 16:08

      Yes, it can be whimsical, humorous, fun…….or the stuff nightmares are made of ! Thanks for stopping by.

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