The story of the girl in the kimono reminded me of one we saw once. We’d traveled down to south eastern Germany to see the famous Neuschwanstein castle. On the way home, we took sort of a scenic route, driving around on some back roads and looking through some small towns. In one small village, we rounded a corner to find a guy on a chariot in full Roman garb. He had two horses pulling his chariot.
Another time I went to Amsterdam with a friend who was visiting from the USA. We didn’t really have any plans, just check out the town. There were a bunch of people standing along the canals and we heard music so we went to see what the fuss was all about. Turns out there was a boat going by with a bunch of attractive young girls, all topless with white wraps sort of like loinclothes and also around their shoulders (but not breasts) and heads. We had stumbled onto the Gay Pride Parade, Amsterdam style, and got there just in time to witness one of the Lesbian floats. There were other, erm, interesting floats that also went by.
More recently we were looking at houses in an area near Tampa. We were in an upscale subdivision with a golf course and checking to see if the houses were in our price range (they weren’t). On the way back out, at the golf cart crossing, there was a six foot gator sauntering across the road. He was in no hurry, so we just stopped and watched him cross.