“The things that stand out are often the oddities.” ~ Pierre Salinger

This weekend, the Saturday photo challenge over atย Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is Not the Norm, that’s the title, meaning something you don’t come across every day.

Well, I certainly don’t come across this pair of barnacles every day, and I think most will agree that they stand out as oddities!

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Can you imagine anything more loathsome than letting this gruesome twosome anywhere near your nether regions? Gives a whole new meaning to kiss my a***!

These next pictures were taken at a refurbished mill complex next to the River Wharfe.ย 

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Where did this stairway to nowhere lead? Where did it start and where did it end?

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge Not the Norm from Weekly Prompts


32 thoughts on “Oddities!

  1. Well Hi there Sue, that’s quite odd, I just turned on my computer to post my new poem (Which is a bit odd too), and there you are, with your odd toilet paper and very odd stairway… neither to heaven, nor hell ??
    This is an interesting picture prompt… I’m sure I can dig up some odd images…..xxx

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  2. I love those stairs, Sue. That they have been left in place, there must be a reason. As for BJ and Trump, they must think theyโ€™re on a roll at this moment in time! That was me trying to be funny. I love the idea of looking for things that arenโ€™t the โ€˜normโ€™ though. If I come across something, Iโ€™ll have a go at joining in with this post. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you Trev. I love it when we just come across them as I did with these.

      I’m hoping Peter might come along and explain why half the staircase was left in place, he’s normally very good at enlightening me.

      One of our blogging colleagues has Friday funny signs. I took part for a short while but then found it difficult to spot more.

      Thank you Trev. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Murphy's Law

    OMG! I’m hysterical laughing at the toilet paper and saying ” Ewwwww” at the same time!! Your comment to that photo is icing on the cake Sue. Both men would qualify as oddities in my book, and that’s putting it kindly! ๐Ÿค—

    Love the stairway to nowhere. Why it remains is an oddity for sure. Perhaps the result of someone’s sense of humor.

    What a fun post. Do you mind if I forward this post to a couple of friends? They would get a kick out of it.
    ๐ŸพGinger ๐Ÿพ

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  4. I often wonder when and where
    and also why build half a stair
    but Mum told me was rude to glare
    and even worse to sit and stare
    These steps come from and go nowhere
    so Iโ€™ll pretend it isnโ€™t there

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  5. I might have trouble with this one Sue. I do try and photograph everything so maybe something odd will appear! I think there must have been a window that was blocked at some point in time – to do with the window tax ? Or a place that goods would have been lowered out of the building that needed access via steps? These are my wild guesses…

    Hope you are ok with all that terrible rainfall of the last few days.

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    1. Selina, You are on the same lines as me. I was thinking of a door at the top but was puzzled about where the bottom of the staircase would have been, unless the existing doorway at the bottom is a new addition and was once in a different position on the wall?

      I wish I knew what the mill was all those years ago. I might ask a couple of older friends. Thank you Selina. Hope you find your โ€˜Not the Normโ€™ picture.

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    2. Thank you for asking about the rain. Weโ€™ve had over twice the average rainfall this autumn and that is expected to rise by the end of the month. On Thursday evening water began dripping through the kitchen light fittings, (the working area of the kitchen) that part of the kitchen is an single storey extension with a balcony above. My son-in-law has spent much of today doing maintenance work up there. Weโ€™ve also had our fair share of little rivers running around the outside of the house, but not as bad as Boxing Day 2015 where we had to use sandbags to stop the flooding! South Yorkshire have had it much worse with rivers bursting banks. My home is very high up but we have underground springs in the fields so heavy rain causes the land to become waterlogged. Thank you Selina.

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      1. Oh my goodness I do hope you don’t get too much more rain. Sounds like you have great help with your son in law – it must be a relief to have that. You are the only person I know who lives that far ‘up north’ and I was wondering how it would affect you. We’ve had lots of rain down on the east coast but I think our sandy soil helps drain it away. Fingers crossed for a drier spell.

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  6. What wonderful oddities, Sue! Fun post! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oddities make life more fun! And being Normal is boring! ๐Ÿ˜›
    I’ll pass on that toilet paper! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜€ Butt, I love the stairs!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    You should google The Winchester Mystery House (in San Jose, California). It’s one of the oddest places I’ve ever been! We lived near there and everyone who came to visit us wanted to tour that house, so we toured it MANY times. It was always fun to see people’s reactions. ๐Ÿ™‚
    HUGS and make it a great day!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I’m so pleased you like my oddities, and I will certainly check out your mystery house. I agree, normal is no fun, never been on my agenda! Thank you Carolyn ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I understand that kind of emotion Maureen. The staircase is thought provoking, the only reminder of bygone days; it certainly forces my thoughts to focus upon what might have been the past life of this former old mill. Thank you Maureen.


  7. As for the loo paper in the sewer is where they belong. As for the stairs, maybe the stairs had a turning and the rest came into the building. I agree with the Daliesque idea as well ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. gc

    Love the article. The photo of Trump and Boris Johnson is spot on the money love. And as you said these two men stranded on a desert island would be an oddity indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. It certainly would, on the other hand it could be the best for them! I’m pleased you like the article, thank you xx๐Ÿ™‚


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