Monday, December 26, 2011

Bike Stands at the ROM 8


Wandering past the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) I managed to catch a pic of another of the bike stands which previously had been obstructed by too many bikes. The stands are meant to reflect the collection inside the museum but for the life of me I can't figure out what this one is supposed to represent! Any ideas?

15 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Now that's fancy!

Lowell said...

Not a clue and thinking about it makes my head hurt...must have been too much Christmas! :-)

It is cute, though, and a rather unique bike stand.

Jack said...

Nope. Not a clue. But I do like it.

Julie said...

It is a little bit Alice-in-Wonderland, Pat, methinks. That thing that looks like a prawn, could be a rolled up Cheshire Cat, the little girl, and the cup that doubles as a mad-hat. Or maybe not ...

But what worried me the most, is how does one attach a bike?

Eyeliquor said...

Optical illusions :)

Kay L. Davies said...

I have to wonder how many bikes could be chained up to this at one time.
Interesting, but I've no idea what it represents!
I hope you have a wonderful New Year.
K

Randy said...

These are just amazing. I love them and wish we had some.

Paul in Powell River said...

Like I know good art when I see it, I know a good bike stand! These are great, though I have no idea what this one represents.

Regina K said...

It is a piece of art itself. I like it!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I think Julie might have hit it on the nail Red, Alice in Wonderland popped into my head straight away too. Very imaginative bike stand.

Sharon said...

An interesting shape and design. I see a cup, then I see a sea creature, and then I see a woman in a swing. I bet it doesn't represent any of those.

Kitty said...

ha. This could be a lot of things, and that's what's good about it.

EG Wow said...

I agree with Kitty that it's wonderful that it looks like many things to different people. I think the critter is a seahorse :) The girl may be about to slip down a slide. Whatever it is, it's fun art!

La Principessa Errante said...

Come for tea, stay for the dancing?

NixBlog said...

It's actually a stylised ram rhyton (drinking cup) a very popular design from ancient Greece in the 5th century BC. See:

http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Collections/Ancient_Art/Red-Figure_Ram%E2%80%99s-Head_Rhyton_79_100.aspx