Amarillo, Texas: Floating Mesa
Billionaire prankster Stanley Marsh 3 had a white stripe painted around the rim of a mesa, which makes its upper part appear to float in mid-air. It's far from the road; bring a telephoto lens.
- Tascosa Rd, Amarillo, TX
- Northwest of the city. I-40 exit 57. Drive north on FM 2381 for six miles. The road splits; bear right toward Amarillo. Go straight through the stop sign and merge onto Tascosa Rd. Look to your right and you'll see the Floating Mesa in the distance.
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One of several unusual sculptures in the Amarillo area commissioned by Stanley Marsh 3, a local visionary eccentric and bon-vivant. The intended illusion of the top of the mesa "floating" in the air occasionally is effected when the sky behind it is the right shade of white [Stan Watson, 09/06/2007]
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