What see here is Grasshopper’s Dream, a cafe located along Auraji rail bike route near Jeongseon, South Korea. It is made up of two train carriages, each transformed to resemble a giant-ass grasshopper that looked like it is ready chow down humans instead of plants. The transformation was uncanny. They do look like the grass chowing insect of the suborder Caelifera, complete eyes, feelers and imposing, protruding metal legs. Not going to deny the fact.
The thing is, having two of them stacked just feel kind of wrong. Seriously, it looked like its mating season, if you know what I mean. Tell me the image of a grasshopper atop of another did not conjure up that image. Don’t get me wrong. I applaud the idea and I am also impressed by the uncanny resemblance to the insect, but seriously, one atop of the other just feel so wrong. If the top one is significantly smaller, I would oblige to think it was a mother grasshopper with her kid on her back, but this, this right here feels like something sexual.
Not that one of nature’s gifts (i.e. copulation) is wrong, btw. It just feel weird to look at (though they are impressive) is what I am trying to say. Apparently, Grasshopper’s Dream isn’t alone; there is a pair of giant fishes and yet another pair of grasshoppers, but more cartoonish aesthetically, near it. Wait, is there radioactive thing going there? Nah. Just kidding. Anyways, I can’t help to wonder what snacks they serve in there. Surely, locust isn’t part of the menu, right?
Images and source: Colossal.