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'Balcony of Dolls' haunts Venezuela's capital

By T.K. Randall
December 10, 2021 · Comment icon 9 comments

The balcony took three years to put together. Image Credit: YouTube / Al Rojo Vivo
A chilling spectacle awaits anyone who happens to gaze upwards while passing the notorious 'El Muerto' corner.
On the balcony of one particular two-storey building in the middle of Venezuela's capital city Caracas is a spectacle so disturbing that it wouldn't look out of place on the set of a horror movie.

Known as the 'Balcony of Dolls', the eerie landmark consists of hundreds of old doll heads which have been crammed together and arranged so that they look down on you as you walk past below.

While the scene appears particularly macabre, in reality, the entire thing is actually little more than an elaborate art installation created by local artist Etanis Gonzalez.
Not only does he own the house, but it also serves as a museum for his works.

The idea for the project came from a family friend who happened to decorate the front of his truck with dolls. It reportedly took three years of painstaking work to create the balcony, one doll head at a time.

When it first went up, some of the locals believed that Gonzalez was involved in satanic practices and there were even a few who believed that the dolls were real babies.

Fortunately, however, the spectacle has since come to be regarded as a celebrated local landmark.

Source: Oddity Central | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by acute 2 years ago
It looks like my sister's place! Apart from the TV, there's nowhere to look without seeing a Clown or Pierrot.
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
This is why HOA's and Condo Associations were invented.
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
Let me guess.  You're sister never married   That sounds creepy AF
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute 2 years ago
No. She's not a Crazy Clown Lady who never married.  She's been obsessed with clowns since her teens. I try not to look at her shelves.
Comment icon #5 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
Her husband must be a really nice guy, or blind. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by newbloodmoon 2 years ago
I wouldn’t be able to help myself from pointing in the room and exclaiming, “Quit clowning around every one last of ya!”  But in all seriousness I think that looks cool as hell, but I like weird stuff.
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
I prefer these dolls on the balcony.
Comment icon #8 Posted by HollyDolly 2 years ago
Ghost Adventures and I believe also Ghost Hunters went to the famous Island of the Dolls in Mexico. This maybe another source of inspiration for the artist.
Comment icon #9 Posted by aztek 2 years ago
that is prbly the least creepy thing in that country, economy, quality of life, organized crime, and gangs, corrupt gvmnt, are much more creepier.  

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