The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Alliance, Nebraska


Carhenge

Carhenge is a replica of Stonehenge, England.  Created from cars of the 1950's and 1960's they are planted trunk down and replicate the dimensions of Stonehenge right down to all of the 38 major stones. 
Neat! Now I don't have to go to England.


This post is for my son as he had a Plymouth Valiant just like the one in the top photo.
He wishes he still had that car.


19 comments:

  1. Oh my! What imagination people have! This is really cool...

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  2. But is it aligned to sunrise at the midsummer solstice?

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  3. ha ha. i like this better than cadillac ranch in texas. they graffitied that one to death.

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  4. Are you sure you are in Nebraska? Did you just come upon these masterpieces, or did you know about them ahead of time? Very nice. I am impressed. I am sick, so this really makes my day.

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  5. Haha! brilliant John.. and yes it's just like the real thing..amazing to see.

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  6. You really found something special. I have seen the real Stonehenge, but this is so funny. Typical American, to use cars for such a piece of art.

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  7. Great succession of bizzare things when I popped in tonight. I liked the penguin and dinosaur bit Carhenge is the biz. Quite marvelous.

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  8. So cool and so typically American somehow!

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  9. My sister had a Valiant wagon like that one, it was white and a 3 speed on the column. I pulled a horse trailer with a horse in it WITH That car on a 120 mile round trip...it was GREAT!

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  10. And I thought I've seen it all.

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  11. So cool. Been to Nebraska many times but definitely missed this. Drat.

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  12. You know, those Plymouth Valiants were good cars, although I never owned one.
    When I was in Germany as a "guest" of the US Army I heard tales about a Jeep a military outfit had buried because they ended up with 1 too many Jeeps on their official inventory. It was said that word got to higher-ups, and the came out and dug it up, and everybody got busted, but I don't know how true the stories were.

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  13. Wait a minute, is that a Chevy Vega in the upper left second photo? It sure resembles the olive green, oil burner I had in HS. :)

    The things one sees while traveling the backroads!

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  14. Hey I see a Vega wagon in there, LOve it.

    Felicia

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  15. I'm not telling my husband about this, as I want to go to Stonehenge! :) Fascinating!

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  16. «Louis» once lived in Amarillo, TX. He managed a Safeway store there (Safeway is no longer in Amarillo, but that's a different story...) Stanley Marsh 3, a local millionaire & eccentric shopped «Louis'» store and had Cadillac Ranch built in the early 1970s.

    «Louis» agrees with you that Carhenge is more impressive. «Louis» is updating his post to send viewers to your Carhenge post.

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