A while ago I did a post on umbrellas and parasols which appeared as props in famous paintings (here). According to Wiki, umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning a shade or shadow, which in its own turn originally derived from Greek. Umbrellas and parasols are to be found all over the world and throughout history including ancient Egypt.
We’ve all seen the colourful designs and handles that umbrella manufacturers have come up with, but these creative and somewhat wacky contraptions recently caught my eye. A very unusual type of umbrella – the Nubrella, turns the traditional design on its head leaving the hands free. It can’t blow inside out and it won’t poke others in the eye!
Please spare a thought for your poor drenched pooch. This pet umbrella clips on to the collar and has a lead attached – thereby assuring that your animal doesn’t end up looking like a drowned rat. It would be interesting to hear the opinion of these pets……
Lastly an umbrella for smokers, complete with ashtray! I’m just speechless:O
Pet umbrella from here
Nubrella info from here
Smokers umbrella and other most unusual ones here