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.

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Smallest City Block in the World

Dothan, Alabama

I am not sure what is needed to qualify as a city block but in this case it seems that a stop sign, two street signs on one post and a yield sign is enough.

Plus room to place a granite marker to signify the fact.

It was a long drive down to the southeast corner of the state to get this one but it was okay as I was trying to out-run a severe thunderstorm threat at the time.  Dothan held a surprise treat for me though, this delightful bronze sculpture a stone's throw from the smallest city block.

Birds disrespectfully pooped on Mrs. Glover's head so I worked on taking a close-up giving Mrs. Glover a better image.  Notice the cat in her lap.  Mr. Glover is showing his wife something from New Gifts for the Garden magazine.  The detail is this piece is amazing.


  1. What a lovely sculpture, I noticed the cat immediately. It is so detailed indeed, even the pages in the book. The stop sign in the first photo looks hilarious, no traffic to see and no pedestrians either at the other sign.

  2. I agree with bieb but for me the sculpture is a bit to detailed and so is on the edge of kitsch.

  3. a sweet sculpture of two real people. :)

    the gravestone they used as a marker for the city block is yucky. :)

  4. Cute little town and lovely statue.


  5. You're finding some really interesting and out-of-the-way places. Makes me want to take a road trip!!

  6. Sounds like out running a storm is a good idea. Looking at the skies, it appears the storm was still nipping at your heels.


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