Friday, October 23, 2009

Cadillac Ranch and the Giant Legs

I like unusual things so I was looking forward to visiting Cadillac Ranch.  I thought it would be cool to see cars buried in the ground for art's sake.  I didn't realize that the visitors are a part of that art, by leaving their mark using spray paint.  Even more cool!
From Roadside America: The Cadillac Ranch, located along the tatters of historic Route 66, was built in 1974, brainchild of Stanley Marsh 3, the helium millionaire who owns the dusty wheat field where it stands. Marsh and The Ant Farm, a San Francisco art collective, assembled used Cadillacs representing the "Golden Age" of American Automobiles (1949 through 1963). The ten graffiti-covered cars are half-buried, nose-down, facing west "at the same angle as the Cheops' pyramids."
The kids had a blast here and even the dog seemed to sense that this was way cool!

On the way back to the campground, we stopped off to see the "Giant Legs" that sit in a field, compliments of the same guy.  Not sure if all of Amarillo is this fun or not!

Living the life in Texas!


jaci said...

I think this is a GREAT spot! I'd love to see this! WEIRD.

And no Big Foot involved.