TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS, Day 1

February 20 2018

So after a short break, we are headed to New Orleans!

ALABAMA

EUFALA, AL

Manny the bass – erected to celebrate the life of lure maker Tom Mann, originator of the Jelly Worm and hundreds of other well-known lures

20180220_072815.jpg404 East Broad Street. Eufaula AL

TROY, AL

Violata Pax Dove. Migrated here from Florida.

20180220_093418.jpgBehind the International Arts Center, Frank Ross Stewart Hall, Troy University, Troy AL

I can’t remember where this was in Troy – the street sign in the background says Memorial Parkway.

20180220_095153.jpgMemorial Parkway, Troy AL

ANDALUSIA, AL

Apparently Andalusia is the White Shirt Capital of the World! The shirt was erected to memorialize the garment industry Find out about the Big White Shirt here.

20180220_111125700 River Falls St, Andalusia, AL

Farther down the road at a gas station where these three.

Giant leaping deer

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Kiss the fish for good luck

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Classy pig!

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1102 Western Bypass, Andalusia, AL

FLORIDA

PENSACOLA, FL

Our trip justs nips the corner of Florida.

I always like a community art project. The Pensacola Pelicans are at various
locations – most along Palafox. Most of the pelicans are in the historic
downtown district, along north-south N. Palafox St., between Wright and
Main Sts, with a few on side streets. The cyclist is my favourite – I like his snazzy helmet.

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PENSACOLA, FL

Apparently the wheels turn on this big roller skate, and it gets used in local parades. I think the laces might be old fire hoses!

20180220_1425361002 Navy Blvd, Pensacola, FL

back to ALABAMA

ELBERTA, AL

There a number of odd sculptures here, but only the Lady in the Lake and the spider fill my criteria – well worth the side trip if you enjoy the truly odd. Keep in mind the Lady is taken out of the water if there is a bad storm.

For more info, check out Lady in the Lake

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20180220_152531.jpgBarber Marina, 26986 Fish Trap Rd., Elberta, AL

GULF SHORES, AL

Ah yes, there’s nothing like a good tourist trap for finding Big Things. Check out the dental work!

20180220_162951200 Gulf Shores Pkwy Gulf Shores, AL

Octopus getting pretty handsy. The tentacles wind through the building.

20180220_162812.jpg301 Gulf Shores Pkwy., Gulf Shores, AL

Outside The Hangout – restaurant, bar, and live music venue on the beach, with a surfer theme.

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20180220_165550.jpgThe Hangout – 101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL

FOLEY, AL

There was a veritable zoo at Riviera Stone – Giraffes and hippos and Gorillas Oh My! but only the chicken was larger than life.

20180220_171105.jpgRiviera Stone, 1908 N McKenzie St, Foley, AL

DAPHNE, AL

A Veteran’s Memorial – looks better when the flag isn’t wound around the pole, but we were losing light, so I was happy to get this.

20180220_184829.jpg2400 Old Spanish Trail, Daphne, AL

FAIRHOPE, AL

A bit of a sudden shower, but I had to jump out and get a pic of this book anyway. That’s dedication for you!

20180220_181647501 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope, AL

SPANISH FORT, AL

Definitely fishing in the dark at this point – pretty good catch though!

20180220_191130_LLS.jpg3775 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL

I’m completely out of control now – its so dark we are shining the headlights of the car on things to get photos! Nice dental tools!

20180220_190038_LLS6525 Spanish Fort Blvd, Spanish Fort, AL

Giant paper clip – not the largest (that would be in Kipling, Saskatchewan or Miass, Russia) but still noteworthy.

20180220_190341_LLS6471 AL-3, Spanish Fort, AL

That’s it for Alabama on this trip. Next stop – Mississippi.

MISSISSIPPI

GULFPORT, MS

Because I tried to fit too much into one day, we have to miss the potential sites I had lined up in Mississippi, and only stop in Gulfport. Even then, trying to get enough light on this chair was a challenge.

20180220_20471211451 Canal Rd., Gulfport, MS

A six hour direct trip took us 14 hours with side trips!

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