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Cubs/Sox Picasso
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Cubs/Sox Picasso

Even though they did lose last night, the Blackhawks are certainly the team of the moment here in the Windy City. And yesterday I showed you the Picasso to prove it. But, believe it or not, there was a time where our baseball teams were actually doing well as well...and at the time, way back when in 2008, that Picasso donned one of the most bizarre hats I've ever seen: a half White Sox, half Cubs baseball ...
Blackhawks Picasso
Illinois

Blackhawks Picasso

I am sure that this is well within Picasso’s original artistic vision… There are many statues in many cities that locals decorate for different locations (such as Waiting for the Interurban in Seattle), but I will never get over the fact that the Chicago Picasso is often donning a hat for whichever of our sports teams is currently actually doing well. And while no one can actually agree on what the ...
Late for the Interurban statue in Seattle, Washington
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Late for the Interurban statue in Seattle, Washington

While those Waiting for the Interurban may be tired of holding out, there are a couple of others down the block who just might be glad that that street car has yet to come. These clowns are Late for the Interurban.



In 2008 another statue was erected just down the block from the Waiting for the Interurban statue. The J.P. Patches Statue, also dubbed "Late for the ...
Hello Kitty Statues in New York City
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Hello Kitty Statues in New York City

My number one travel rule (OK, general rule of life) is to always have a camera on hand. Always. Granted I am a little obsessed with taking photos and capturing moments and capturing everything I see. But you just don't ever want to be caught without one when you really want/need/have to have one. ...
Akio Takamori’s Young Woman, Girl, Mother and Child
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Akio Takamori’s Young Woman, Girl, Mother and Child

I stumbled upon these statues on my first day vacationing in Seattle. While meticulously following my map from my hotel room in Seattle Center to Capitol Hill, I passed these sculptures and couldn't help but stop for a moment to check them out. Standing outside of a Whole Foods store there were three seven-foot statues depicting a rosy-cheeked Asian family standing in a circle. The sculptures, titled "Young ...
God Bless America – American Gothic Statue
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God Bless America – American Gothic Statue

While much of American culture is based on the philosophy that "bigger is better," creating something too big can sometimes be controversial. Currently, in Sarasota, Florida, a 25-foot rendering of "The Kiss," entitled "Unconditional Surrender" is causing a ruckus and debates between supporters and opponents. While some like the piece and believe that it should stay where it is, others are adamantly against ...
Moose (W-02-03) in Chicago, Illinois
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Moose (W-02-03) in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago's Michigan Avenue isn't considered the "Magnificent Mile" for nothing. A stretch along the street plays home to shops galore, restaurants, skyscrapers, and river views that keep tourists coming back. But alongside business and pleasure there is a wacky side to the street that showcases some of the silliest sites Chicago has to offer. Yesterday I presented the Jack Brickhouse Statue and today we'll ...
Jack Brickhouse Memorial Statue in Chicago, Illinois
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Jack Brickhouse Memorial Statue in Chicago, Illinois

Jack Brickhouse was a Chicago sports legend. Although he wasn't known for swinging a bat or tossing a pitch he was known for his contributions to both of Chicago's baseball teams as an announcer. From 1948 to 1981 Brickhouse called Cubs games on WGN-TV and had also called for the White Sox until they left WGN in 1968. In 1981 he retired from announcing and in 1983 received the Ford C. Frick Award from the ...
Statue of Robert Wadlow, the World’s Tallest Man, in Alton, Illinois
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Statue of Robert Wadlow, the World’s Tallest Man, in Alton, Illinois

Here at Silly America we're kind of obsessed with the world's tallest statues. I've found everything from a giant Superman statue to the world's tallest Abraham Lincoln statue... But now it is time for a statue that is not a tall rendering of something, it's a tall rendering of something tall! This statue of Robert Wadlow in Alton, Illinois, is actually a to-scale life-size figure of the world's tallest ...
🐖 Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
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🐖 Rachel the Pig at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington

Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, has restaurants galore on top of so many specialty food, meat, and produce shops that it would be so easy to pig out there. But one of the must sees at the market is actually a pig! Rachel the Pig.



A 550-pound bronze cast piggy bank sits under the "Public Market Center" sign in the Market. The pig, named Rachel, has served as ...

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