frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


We had quite a lovely weekend. We started with visiting Lucy the Elephant in Margate New Jersey. At this point the weather was dreadful. It was very foggy and the wind was freezing. But still, it wasn't a bad time to visit, we were told that in the summer they bring up 50 people at a time for a tour. We had exactly 2 other people with us on our tour. It costs $6 each to get in, and you get to see the inside and a video. Lucy was quite a mess when a developer wanted to knock her down in 1970. A couple of women mobilized a save Lucy committee and raised quite a bit of money in a short time. In the end it cost over 1 million to have her restored and she needs constant maintenance. You can see where they had jut fixed a leak inside.

Here is Joe with our car parked in front of Lucy

#1. Here is Lucy's "leg door."
#2. A "pane" in the butt. (I did not make that up.)
#3. I was standing up in Lucy's head when I took this picture of the interior.
#4. This is looking out of Lucy's eye.

I'm glad I got to finally see Lucy! More tomorrow.

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