Friday, February 4, 2011

Larger than Life

I was in Philadelphia last week and saw the giant clothespin near City Hall.  (They say it's actually two people kissing.)  It got me wondering about other over-sized everyday objects around the country.  Here are a couple that I think are particularly fun.

Clockwise from top left: a safety pin in New Orleans, a tire in Detroit, a "FREE" stamp in Cleveland, and a fork in Springfield, Missouri.

I would love to see more of these in person.  (I'm that kind of traveler--always ready to pull of the highway to see the world's largest ball of twine.)  What have you seen?


  1. I think big things like that so weird and pointless, but strangely I wouldn't mind seeing them - haha!! I haven't seen anything but huge dinosaurs.

  2. Check out this fire hydrant...I've seen it in person....made me feel tiny ;-)

    Janet xox

  3. My family loves traveling to see roadside attractions like these. We have a blog, “Go BIG or Go Home,” which chronicles what happens when our small-town family visits the “world’s largest”…whatever!

    Last year, we saw the world's largest bowling pin, light bulb, kaleidoscope, speed boat, garden gnome, globe, and several others.