Feb 4, 2007

Giants of Raleigh

Well this was my first thought for "Home of The Giant..." This acorn is used every year on New Year's Eve to welcome in the new year. They raise it up and drop just like they do with the ball in Times Square! If fact the local media here does a split screen as the ball drops in Times Square with this giant acorn. It resides in a park downtown.

Funny thing was on the way to get the picture for this, we saw another giant sitting on the side of the road!
It is apparently a booth of some sort. My husband figured it some sort of weird hot dog stand. I figure some radio station uses it for promotions at different locations. But there is actually an inside that has room for several people to stand.



7 comments:

kat said...

ok those are crazy!

kathyb said...

yet another reason to love Raleigh!

Carol said...

I love the giant boom-box. How hysterical!

cpurl17 said...

Great giants! I really like the acorn!

Stacie said...

love the new years eve story! laughed and laughed!!! gotta love the local flavor! and the boom box is just extra credit!

Bezzie said...

I'm with Stacie--the idea of an acorn dropping to fanfare at New Year's Eve cracks me up!!

Zonda said...

Hey! I finally get to see the acorn! Cool radio too! Great pics!