Week 7 – #4 Wild Card

 For this wild card, I choose the statue constructed solely from 1950’s and 1960’s chrome car bumpers.  It was created by Sean Guerrero to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ 1987 Superbowl appearance.  The NY Giants beat the Broncos that year.  The statue weighs more than 1 ton and measures nearly 20 feet in length. It is not something you see every day (unless you live in St Augustine and drive by Ripley’s Museum as the statue is in the parking lot.)

Week 6 – #26 Loneliness

From “The Old Jail” in St. Augustine, Florida, here is an image taken in one of the jail cells with statues to indicate how little room was available to the inmates.
The jail was built in 1891 and held prisoners until 1953.  The builders were the same ones that later constructed Alcatraz Prison in California.  Up to 72 inmates could be housed in the building along with the living quarters for the sheriff and his family.   Up to 4 inmates in a cell, no indoor plumbing until 1914 and open air barred windows.  So while they may be crowded in these cells, and in Florida’s humidity, with only 1 bath a week (and everyone used the same bath water) I am sure this smelled just lovely, the feelings of loneliness probably ran high.