Friday, August 17, 2007


I can't believe somebody identified that statue so fast. Congratulations, Bryony! I am definitely sending you a prize, because that was awesome. I just need a little time to get it together. (It was at Natural Bridge, Virginia, a much more historically legitimate attraction than some of the other destinations associated with it. The statue was an ad for Dino Kingdom, and you should definitely click on that link for an entertaining anecdote about the role of dinosaurs in the Civil War.)

And now I can post my Foamhenge pictures! I was so worried that if nobody guessed the location of the cowboy statue, I wouldn't be able to show y'all Foamhenge, and now I can (assuming Blogger cooperates). In case you were wondering, here's a general statement of fact and purpose:

Here is part of it, looking Stonehenge-like:

And here are two theories regarding the construction of the original Stonehenge:

And a statue illustrating the second theory (there was one of the first too, but it wasn't quite as compelling somehow)

And no, I don't think those things are considered exactly normal in the US. Taking pictures of them was a source of much hilarity for our group, at least. Sadly, I don't know if any of the dinosaur statues within the "Dinosaur Kingdom" part of the Natural Bridge complex of tourist attractions had cowboys riding them, because we didn't go there - we just hiked to the bridge and had lunch and giggled at things like the Instant Civil War in the gift shop. Oh, and went on possibly the most uninspired cave tour ever.

I'll put some knitting in my next post, promise!


Bryony Ramsden said...

I know you say the US isn't normally this strange, but ooooooooh my! That's hilarious :D I do have a thing about strange American things though (I love Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends, but you probably won't see them on BBC America... And actually I just love Louis Theroux in general ;D)

Jakki said...

Foamhenge... How, um, curiously interesting! I did my senior HS composititon paper on Stonehenge [decades ago], but I don't think I included the Merlin theory :-)