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Nebraska City, Nebraska - Tombstone Shaped like a Desk
Very old grave site, but looks like they keep it up.[Tim Grimes, 04/01/2015]
- S. 19th St., Nebraska City, NE
- Southwest edge of the city. Drive south on S. 19th St. until it turns into a brick road, then turn right into the first entrance for Wyuka Cemetery. Drive straight in a little way, then turn right. The desk will be on the right, an ornate roll-top, standing all alone, at the Harding plot.
Williams, Arizona - Flintstones Bedrock City
The perfect mix of kitsch and nostalgia. A ghost of itself, yet the minimal effort meant to upkeep it creates an entirely surreal experience. The scope and scale of the initial effort is surprising, especially against the vast, empty backdrop and Arizona sky. Alas, mother time has taken its toll, but the original dream shines through to warm your heart.[Joe L, 04/01/2015]
Columbus, Ohio - Doorway Arch Faces
It is now the Cristo Rey Columbus High School. I'd say you must check out all of the faces as they are freaky cool. Recommend going on the weekend in the AM.[Dj, 03/31/2015]
Cristo Rey Columbus High School
- 480 E. Town St., Columbus, OH
- East side of downtown. The doorway faces east, onto Topiary Park, in the middle of a block bordered by E. Town St., S. Washington Ave., Library Park N., and S. Grant Ave.
Houston, Texas - Giant President Heads
Gates were locked but the President Heads were worth a visit. Charlie Chaplin statue still there.[Andy, 03/31/2015]
- Columbus, Ohio - (F) A-R-T Sculpture We tried to find the "F," but it appears that the recent construction site may have knocked down the light poles that made the "F." We spent 30 minutes moving around the area but never were able to see the combo. Even the security guard helped us as he laughed. [Dj, 03/31/2015]
Columbus Art Museum
- 483 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH
- In the parking lots behind the Columbus Art Museum, at the corner of Gay St. and Washington Ave. Stand near the stone pyramid on the grass median (it parallels Washington Ave.) between the two parking lots, and look west toward the ART sculpture that straddles Gay St. The view is best when there are no leaves on the trees.