Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Greetings from Metropolis and Superfriends

Greetings from Metropolis...Illinois, home of the Superman
Meet his sidekick Superquilter...

And the Superfriends.



Is Superman's alter ego Clark Kent or is it "Big John"?


I love roadside attractions and could not wait to stop in Metropolis to see Superman. We stopped off at 8:30 in the morning and had to wait our turn to take a photo with Superman.
There is something to be said for the lure of these giant cultural icons. It brought us into the quaint downtown area and if the shops had been open we would have stayed to browse. I'm thinking of suggesting this to our town council to try to get more tourists to stop and stay. What kind of cultural icon would you bring your grand kids or kids to see?
To see more or my favorite stops, click on the Roadside Attractions label just below this post.

9 comments:

piecemealquilts said...

Here in Janesville, WI, we have a giant cow named Bessie. She had the place of honor in front of a gas station/diner called the Oasis until it was torn down to make way for a giant Menards. Bessie was removed, renovated and stored until the Menards was complete. She now stands just a little ways from her original location.

karenfae said...

I got some superman pictures last September in that same spot! We didn't have any kids with us but stopped to look anyhow - did you see the phone booth a short distance from the superman?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Greenmare said...

this is so funny! college kid number 2 and her boyfriend went through there on their way to Florida to work on a Habitat House, and they took the same pictures! well, except it was their heads poking out of the cut outs. ;-)

Patsy's Middle of No Where said...

Love this stuff Chris! I would seek this out when we traveled with the kids. Now I do it for me!

Kim said...

lol! looks like fun!

Piecefulafternoon said...

What fun!!! In Seattle there is a giant troll under a bridge - and he is holding a VW bug in his hand - so you can imagine how big he is. In Spokane, WA there is a restaurant shaped like a milk bottle - and we've not been to either one, but think they would be fun.

I like the superfriends in your photo.

Finn said...

Sounds like you gals had waaaaay too much fun...LOL
Oh the joy of being a quilter. Hugs, Finn

bindu said...

You look as strong as Superman in that photo! :)

Plays with Needles said...

Superquilter is my hero~