Thursday, January 11, 2007

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Larger Than Life!

"I have been uncompromising, peppery, intractable, monomaniacal, tactless, volatile, and ofttimes, disagreeable... I suppose I'm larger than life."

-Bette Davis

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Take a photo of something that's larger than life. From statues to stuffed animals, snap a photo of something super-sized.

-John Scalzi (By The Way)

Fargo, North Dakota, isn't the only town with their very own Paul Bunyon statue, don't ya know! Oh yeah... you betcha... the town of Hayward, California has had a statue of old Paul for as long as I can remember. I was fascinated by it as a child, and as an adult, my eyes always seek it out when I travel down Mission Blvd, in Hayward. I don't remember ever seeing "Babe The Blue Ox" accompanying this particular statue, and for some reason I always called him "Mike." LOL. But I do remember he was the official greeter for the, Paul Bunyon Car Wash, for... well... forever. The car wash is closed now, but as you can see, Paul is still on the job, the only thing missing is his cleaning cloth and squeegee. Jeepers, I should try to find out his full story, don't ya think? Stay tuned...

-OndineMonet
"The Big Guy"
Mission Blvd
Hayward, California
January 10th, 2007

2 comments:

MrsM711 said...

Good 'ol Paul Bunyon. :)
Great pic and his story would be kind of interesting.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Check out the answer to the mystery:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/muffler/

I always wanted to write a story about a giant lumberjack who comes to life (normal sized). Never got the plot going, though.