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    Babe the Blue Ox

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    I'm not surprised that he's blue - it looks bloody freezing...
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    Hmmmm

    Journeymouse wrote:
    I'm not surprised that he's blue - it looks bloody freezing...
    Journeymouse - Have you had exposure to American folklore? Babe the blue ox was Paul Bunyan's side kick.

    Although I've travelled the U.K. I don't recall ever seeing "Big Things" there. I have to wonder if the urge to create monumental monstrocities a North American quirk...

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    Re: Hmmmm

    bturk wrote:
    Although I've travelled the U.K. I don't recall ever seeing "Big Things" there. I have to wonder if the urge to create monumental monstrocities a North American quirk...
    Well, there is Stonehenge...I guess you could think of that as a big pile of rocks...

    I seem to remember seeing large chalk "drawings" carved into hillsides in some places. King Alfred's Horse is the one that sticks in my head.

    Definitely not the same sense of "schtick" humour over there. \

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    Well, there is Stonehenge...I guess you could think of that as a big pile of rocks...
    Aside from the odd pile of rocks (historic), lots of "Look, we're so poor we can only afford 10 servants"-type buildings of assorted ages (historic and status symbols) and various chalk figures (also historic and/or artistic), the Brit's don't generally go in for large scale sculptures and stuff. The only exception I can think of is the Angel of the North, which can be found near Gateshead (map on multimap) and looks like this:
    Glorious Technicolor, Breath-Taking CinemaScope and Stereophonic Sound!

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    "Superlambanana!" Don't write the UK off so quickly. This is on the dockfront in Liverpool and is a favourite.

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    Let's try this again...

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    Guitarmania!

    I just HAD to resurrect this thread!!!

    Check out http://www.cleveland.com/guitarmania...a/guitars.html

    All around downtown Cleveland, we have these 8 foot tall guitars. There are around forty of them scattered throughout the city. Local celebs like Omar Vizquel of the Indians and Michael Stanley have painted these huge stratocasters. Now this is what I call public art!

    On a side note, we also have Bourgeiose's (sp?) giant spiders. From what I hear, they were on display in London, Paris, and Washington before they came here. I'll work on finding a pic.

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    Big Brutus

    This town took something that was big already and made a tourist attraction out of it. There is one born every minute.

    http://www.bigbrutus.org/

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