Sunday, January 6, 2013
Piasa Bird, Alton IL USA
This is a postcard featuring one of the previous reproductions of the Piasa Bird in Alton, Illinois.
It looks to be a painting, in the shape of the bird, mounted on the bluffs.
I guess, at the time, it was easier to paint in a shop, then transport to the wall for fastening.
Now, this is the latest reproduction which is painted directly on the limestone bluffs alongside the Mississippi River in Alton. A much cooler version, in my opinion!
It's located here, at Piasa Park, where there's plenty of parking, but not much grassy area for picnicking. Spreading a blanket on asphalt in the summer here is not recommended!
Another place at the park not recommended for picknicking.
This is sorta like a modern-day FAQ. Nice idea, but hard as heck to read.
This concludes our tour. Thanks for stopping by!