These are the first words that came to me when I first arrived at the ‘Scarecrow Museum’ in Frontino, a few kilometers away from the beautiful Romanesque pieve in Carpegna, a couple of months ago.
Our daughter Costanza used to love the movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ when she was five, so we both have sung along with the scarecrow, the tin man and the lion over fifty times! However, if the scarecrow in the movie touched my heart with his sweet quest for a brain, the scarecrows I found inside the tiny museum in Frontino were kind of unsettling. Probably because when I visited the smallest ‘borgo’ in our Province of Pesaro and Urbino (the smallest as far as the number of inhabitants are concerned… slightly more than 300!), the only people I saw was an old man driving his Ape Piaggio (!) and an old lady hanging out her laundry…
After walking for a couple of minutes along the main cobblestone street, passing by the library, a medical health centre and an ’emporio’ (a drugstore), I reached a little square overlooking the hills nearby with a beutiful fountain in the middle– a work by Franco Assetto.
Inside the 14th century tower I tracked down the most curious little museum I ever saw… the museum of scarcrows! I don’t know who had this idea and why, but I found it both slightly unsettling and funny. I ventured inside with my smartphone to take a few pictures but I must admit that as soon as I heard a squeaking sound I turned my heels and rushed out of the tower 😉
To me, the oddest museum I ever visited is this one in Frontino. And what about you? What is the most bizarre museum you ever visited?