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Herbert List: Grotesque Figure, Park of Palazzo Orsini, Bomarzo, Italy, 1952 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

Monster carving at the Monster Park in Bomarzo, Viterbo province, northern Italy

A dragon in combat with lions and dogs. Inside the surreal "Bomarzo: Grove of the Monsters" in Italy. Id love to visit this place and see it for real! Im surprised noone has used this as a location for a Gothic fashion shoot

The Mouth of Hell in the Parco dei Mostri, (Park of Monsters) , Bomarzo, Italy

Door of hell sculpture, Parco dei Mostri, Italy (rococo revisited)

The park of Monsters of Bomarzo (not far from Viterbo and Orvieto) was designed by the architect Pirro Ligorio in 1552 on commision of Prince Pier Francesco Orsini, who wanted to create a sort of garden of wonders: in fact this park is the only one of it's kind in the world.  A visit to the park consists in a series of stages ranging between mythology and fantasy.  The big head has an open mouth where you can find a table and benches to eat your lunch!

This photo from Viterbo, Lazio is titled 'The orc'.

Florence, Italy - 35 feet tall epic colossus was erected in the late 1500's by renowned Italian sculptor Giambologna. The rugged, mountainous statue hides a wonderful secret – his interior hides several rooms with different functions that made this colossus come to life. The monster that his left hand holds spewed water from an underground stream, park of the Villa Medicea di Pratolino (aka Villa Demidoff) in Vaglia, Tuscany.

Colosso dell'Appennino by Giambologna - outside of Florence


mothgirlwings: “mothgirlwings: “ Children enjoying ice cream at the Hoot Hoot I Scream hut in Los Angeles, CA - c. The head rotated; the eyes, made from Buick headlamps, blinked; the sign: Hoot.

The Park Of Monsters

“Bomarzo - the sacred monster park in Italy. Big inspiration for Pan& Labyrinth.

Herbert List  1952  Bomarzo. Park of the Palazzo Orsini

Herbert List 1952 Bomarzo. Park of the Palazzo Orsini

Pinspire - 15th century

Intricate Tree carving in stone- century ~Inspiration for My Art~

Neptune’s statue in Bosco Sacro Gardens, Bomarzo, Italy. From Old Moss Woman's Secret Garden ~ facebook

Neptune’s statue in Bosco Sacro Gardens - Bomarzo, Lazio, Italy