Don’t you love it when you find beauty in places you least expect it? Like seeing a smiley face on a grey, dreary day? Around the world, people find buildings with faces in their neighbourhood and attribute human characteristics to them. The following pictures prove that some buildings truly have character.
Don’t miss the torn paper teeth of this cute building face in Fremantle, Australia:
Image: Gemma Longman
Sometimes, facing a brick wall is not so bad:
This grey building in Yokohama, Japan sure has a toothy smile:
Image: Ishikawa Ken
A solemn building face, graciously making way in Heidelberg, Germany:
Image: Lauren Manning
Did anyone say Tetris? A building face-ade in Albuquerque, NM:
A startled building in Singapore:
Image: Tim Parkinson
Found in Japan – turquoise hair, differently coloured, raised eyebrows and cheek piercings – this can only be a modern building face:
Image: DK Pugh
Speaking of modern, a Picasso-style building face in Madison, WI:
Image: David Drexler
Doesn’t the entrance of this movie theatre look very welcoming?
Image via Cool optical illusions
This building face in Cleveland, TX has seen better times but it’s the only one on stilts!
Image: Patrick Feller
Making eyes at you:
Image: Clyde Robinson
An ancient building face with one raised eyebrow in Jordan:
Image: Shannon Hobbs
Sometimes, the devil, er, face is in the details. This one at Washington DC’s Department of Justice building seems to have a beak:
Image: Mr. T in DC
Sleepy, yet stylish, upside-down living room wall face with a chandelier moustache:
An elevator face in Amsterdam:
Image: Michell Zappa
Is this building in Paris cheating, hiding or simply double-faced?
Image: Will Lord
We’ll even throw in a free album.