Road trip news, rants, and ruminations by the Editors of RoadsideAmerica.com
April 6, 2010
If you’ve found Parts 1 and 2 of this series illuminating, then you are ready to behold Roadside’s top sights that “Fluoresce to Impress”!
The Velveteria (America’s best and brightest museum of black velvet paintings) is currently in transit, as co-owners Carl Baldwin and Caren Anderson shuttered their gaudy gallery in January of 2010, planning to relocate from Portland, Oregon to Southern California.
For updates on the status of their collection of 3,000+ brush-stroked beauties, check out their website. And while you await a glittery reopening, thumb through their fine hard cover book, Black Velvet Masterpieces (Chronicle Books).
America’s most bizarre good-to-glow masterwork is located within the grounds of the popular tourist destination of Rock City (at Lookout Mountain, Georgia). Financed by mini-golf innovator Garnet Carter and designed by his wife, Freida, half-a-million visitors a year traipse along Rock City’s gnome-infested trails, cross the Swing-a-Long Bridge, and pass under a 1,000-ton balancing rock to arrive at and enter a twisted and feverish fantasy called Fairyland Caverns.
Who knows how many nightmares have been inspired by Freida’s feverish visions?
[Post by Anne D. Bernstein]
One Response to “Let’s Go Day Glow (Part 3)”
- Looking Forward: Walk-Thru Shuttle, Sidewalk Sea Monster
- Dr. Mütter: Surgeon Behind the Specimens
- The Do Nothing Machine
- Florida Forbids: Anthropomorphic Alligators
- Derek Costello: Hard-Working Master of Wax
- Toby Fraley’s Secret Life of Robots: Silicon Homebodies