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Hello, Norma Jean!



"She's got legs, she knows how to use them...."
-- "Legs," by ZZ Top.

One of the joys of travel is happening onto those quirky local attractions that don't make it into the tour books. Often it's the longtime residents who will clue you into these, as my friend Patricia did this summer when we visited her in Henderson, North Carolina. She had a distinct gleam in her eyes as she drove us across town to her offbeat discovery.

It's a pair of -- well, giant concrete legs, apparently inspired by Marilyn Monroe. (See this and this for details.)

Check it out:


Certainly a provocative pose!


Note the...umm, landscaping between her legs:


And in case you were wondering where her shoes were, they're across the street:


As Ed Sullivan would say, that was a "really big shoe"!

If you've run across similarly strange local monuments in your travels, tell me about them!

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chameleon_path
Sep. 14th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
Reminds me of the movie "Patch Adams." If you haven't seen it, definitely rent it: Robin Williams is a hoot!
ext_112377
Sep. 17th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the same, Patch Adams.


Teri
fudgelady
Sep. 19th, 2008 06:16 am (UTC)
I haven't seen the movie -- what is it that reminds you of this place?
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