Carhenge near Alliance, Nebaska

Carhenge near Alliance, Nebraska

Like many roadside attractions in America, Carhenge appears to be a case of “If you build it, they will come.”  This art installation by Jim Reinders is a replica of Stonehenge with old cars standing in for monoliths.  A bit of whimsy on the edge of the sandhills of Nebraska.




Somehow being at this imaginative, quirky place inspired a playful mood.  My sister-in-law and I pulled out our iPads and used the Photo Booth app to exaggerate the odd quality of the art installation.  We laughed and laughed.

Carhenge with Twirl effect

Carhenge with Twirl effect

Carhenge with X-Ray effect

Carhenge with X-Ray effect

Unhinged at Carhenge

Unhinged at Carhenge




Roadside Attractions

June 8, 2010

Wild Ponies sculpture near Vantage, Washington

One of my favorite roadside attractions is a sculpture installation on the bluffs overlooking the Columbia River near Vantage, Washington.  It’s called “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies” by David Govedare.  It’s about 2 hours from Seattle along I-90 east, so it’s a perfect spot to stretch your legs on the long drive across the state to Spokane.

To reach the sculptures, take exit 139 off I-90 eastbound and park in a lot at the base of the bluff.  It’s a short, but steep, hike up to the horses.  The views of the mighty Columbia River are spectacular from up there.

Short, but steep, trails lead to the top of the bluff.

Grandfather cuts Loose the Ponies sculpture

No rattlesnakes on this cool weekend!