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[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] Q is for Quirky Shops in Slovakia



It’s Tuesday once again. Time for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. Letter this week is Q and so I share photographs from the quirky shops I found while visiting Slovakia.

Quirky Little Shops in Fairyland Slovakia


Fairyland in Slovakia

plump fairy godmothers!

Plump fairy godmothers.

a fractured fairy tale in the making

A fractured fairy tale in the making.

and there shall be dancing fairy princesses

And there shall be dancing fairy princesses.

and elves!

Pixies and elves.

dancing monkeys and frog princes

Dancing monkeys and frog princes.

Petrified Frog Prince

A petrified Frog Prince – among other stuff.

%22your powers are useless… the clowns are on my side%22

As my friend’s shirt says: “Your powers are useless.. the clowns are on my side.”

a diffferent kind of angel

A different sort of angel.

oohlala, wish I could buy these all

Feathered and elongated cherubs.

cheshire cat with the strange grins

Cheshire cats with curlicue tails and a sinister grin.

The Melancholy Marriage of Oyster Boy

One of my favorites: The Melancholy Marriage of Oyster Boy, Tim Burton style.

very Tim Burton-esque

Trapped in a Tim Burton-esque Fairyland.


Thumbelina with a twist.

Puppetocircus Maximus - Walter Moers' Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Puppetocircus Maximus – reminded me of Walter Moers’ Labyrinth of Dreaming Books.

Something Wicked this Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes.


Autumn People. And there shall be strings.

and of course there has to be witches - lots of them

And of course there has to be witches, lots of them.

wouldn't be a fairytale now without our charming villains in brooms

Wouldn’t be a fairyland now without them, would it?

a trapped Slovakian fairy princess - cursed to live in this store for thousands of years

A trapped Slovakian fairy Princess cursed to be a storekeeper for thousands of years with Maleficent himself disguised with half a horn and grisly tattoos.


Well, hello there, Hansel and Gretel. Let me feel your fingers now, my sweetlings.

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

5 comments on “[Photo Journal/ A-Z Photo Story Challenge] Q is for Quirky Shops in Slovakia

  1. What a fun-looking store!


  2. you amused me, sitting with Hansel and Gretel on the same bench!


  3. Cool! I think I’d like that shop! 😀


  4. That’s a LOT of quirkiness! 🙂 Like the plump fairy godmothers.


  5. Pingback: A-Z Challenge-Q | WoollyMuses

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