Thursday, July 30, 2009


One more pic from our little weekend in Wisconsin Dells, an image I'd forgotten about until just now. This green statue guards the entrance of any otherwise undistinguished Sinclair station just off I-90/94.

Context is the thing. In the Dells, the statue is completely unremarkable. The Dells has a lot to divert the eye. Maybe it got my attention only because, as a small child, I had a plastic Sinclair dinosaur bank that I was very fond of.

On the other hand, if the statue were a few blocks from where I live at the gas station I usually visit (not a Sinclair), or any other suburban Chicago location, it might be written up in the oddball tourist books or web sites.

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