Unintentionally Anthropomorphic

Many years have passed since Robyn and I visited the romantic town of Rothenburg, Germany. A quick image search confirms it is still as picturesque as ever and, best of all, my favorite tower did not wander off. Huh? Wander off? Notice the stubby, little legs created by the archway!

I love unintentional anthropomorphic architecture! It is not unusual to spot an unintended face on a building, but this one has an entire body, including a distinct head defined by a thin stone ledge and a shoulder peeking out below that. Its face even has a mustache, nose, hair (not nose hair), cheeks and ears. This just makes me smile.

Rothenburg, Germany

The tower, Klingen Tor, was built in the thirteenth century to help fortify the medieval town of Rothenburg.

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Tim Bjella

Principal architect and interior designer for Arteriors / Bjella Architecture.

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