Monday, May 25, 2009

Lucy The Elephant

For our Anniversary, me and my Sweetheart spent the weekend in Point Pleasant, and on Saturday morning -this being last Saturday- we went down to Margate, near Atlantic City, to see Lucy; the gigantic 6-story piece of "zoomorphic architecture" and an attraction for literally generations of people.

Lucy was built in 1882 by a fella named James Lafferty, who in fact built several elephant-shaped buildings in NY and NJ, the tallest being 12 stories and resided in Coney Island. She is also the last one to remain standing.

Lucy is made of tin and wood, and despite being nearly 128 years old, looks fantastic. If you happen to be in Atlantic City, head about two miles south and pay her a visit.

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Lucy is watching...


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