Posted by: soniahs | July 6, 2011

Land of giant objects

On our recent Great Lakes trip, we didn’t stop to see quirky roadside attractions like the SPAM Museum or the world’s largest ball of twine. But we did get to see a few other random giant objects of cultural significance…

First was the giant frosty mug of root beer at a drive-in diner in Taylors Falls, MN. While not as large as the others, it rotated!


While we were disappointed that it was in front of a “Drive-In”, not a “Drive-Inn” (Hawaii folks will get the reference), they did have good root beer.

Second is from Lindstrom, MN, a town that’s obviously proud of its Swedish roots. Their water tower is decorated like a coffeepot:

"Valcommen till Lindstrom."

Finally, this inexplicable monster pileated woodpecker in downtown Toronto near the CN Tower:

"Did you see the size of that chicken?"

Yay for giant urban (or rural) art!



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