There are plenty of great new shops and restaurants opening all of the time around the world, however in the Swedish city of Malmo they are doing things a little bit differently, by opening up miniature versions on street corners that are aimed at rodents.
A mysterious group that goes by the name of ‘Anonymouse’ has manufactured this wonderfully weird scenery, which includes a miniature nut shop called ‘Noix de vie’ and an Italian bistro known as ‘Il Topolino’, and people have gradually began to take notice of it.
“We were hoping that pedestrians walking by would find the thing charming” commented a member of Anonymouse, using the pseudonym Parlan Mousekewitz. “But we are very happy that so many people have enjoyed it so far. We are a loosely associated network of mice and men, and since the main point has been to show the scene and not us, we intend to remain anonymous. Also, Anonymouse is quite a good name, so if we revealed who we are, then we’d have to change it.’
The new scenery has certainly proved to be a big hit for the locals, with the hashtag #Anonymouse being used on social media for both the locals and tourists to upload their own photographs of the work, so what started off as a little bit of fun is now spreading on a global level.
Many people have even made their own contributions to the miniature scenes by bringing along plastic animals, cheese and posters, and in some cases people have even brought along their own pet rodents to enjoy the shops and restaurants for themselves.
It seems that the locals really do love these pieces of art in their city, and although we may never know who is fully responsible for this, I’m sure everybody is hoping to see some more creations in the near future.