When I was a kid the newspaper comics were known as “funnies.” Now I collect classic ones reprinted in hardbound volumes, not all of them actually funny.
But April being associated with foolery, I decided this would be a good time for me to share some of the subjects that tickled my funny bone. I hope you enjoy them too.
What If a Lion & a Unicorn Had a Baby?
The lion (representing England) and the unicorn (representing Scotland) have appeared on the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom since the 1603 accession of James I. Last fall this hybrid appeared among the Halloween decorations in Battle Point Park.
My iPhone Buried Me!
When I was trying to figure out how the panorama feature worked on my new iPhone in 2012 I was swinging it around randomly and managed to capture a double exposure of my legs seemingly buried in the path I was standing on with the waterfront scene I was trying to photograph pushed down to the bottom of the shot. Fort Ward Park.
When I spotted this sculpture in a German church back in 2012 I decided it needed a caption.
From the Colman Dock, Seattle, December 10, 2019.
Analog & Digital
This little girl imitating her mother caught my eye at the Rotary sale back in 2014.
Of all the garden critters I’ve seen wearing anti-Covid gear, I liked this one the best. Peeking over a garden hedge just south of Fort Ward Park.
Have a Bite!
A family sharing lunch at the Harvest Festival in 2012.
Oh My Aching Head!
An “atlas” holding up part of the facade on the Milan Cathedral, 2017.
Waiting Room Miraculous Image
It was only long after I took this shot in 2018 at Virginia Mason in Seattle that I realized another member of the Trinity was portrayed in the background: the flames of the Holy Spirit.
Do These Birds Make Me Look Silly?
In the Piazza della Signoria, Florence, 2017.
Look Over There!
Monterosso al Mare, Italy, 2017.
Too Much Vanishing Cream
Seattle Macy’s, 2017.
What Would St. Paul Think?
St. Paul, notorious for wanting women to be well covered up, would be scandalized to find a building bearing his name housing a Victoria’s Secret. Lucca, 2017.
OTHER PHOTO ALBUMS
SNOW FALLING ON BAINBRIDGE
PEOPLE ELSEWHERE GALLERY
ABOUT PAUL BRIANS. Paul Brians does extensive volunteer photography for the Bainbridge Island Land Trust. He created the photo book Four Seasons on Bainbridge Island (2010), was principal photographer for Natural Bainbridge (2019)and contributed the majority of photographs in Dave and Alice Shorett’s Thirty Walks on Bainbridge (2020) published for the benefit of the Land Trust. He also took photos for some years for Bainbridge in Bloom. He has had six exhibitions of his prints on the Island and his pictures have appeared in many regional publications and on Bainbridge-related Web sites. He posts photos daily on Facebook and is an active member of the Bainbridge Island Photo Club.