Alabama Statues

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Giant Boy
Athens, AL
This fiberglass Giant Boy stands in front of Country Lane Discount, a grocery store. He is about 19 feet tall. He used to hold a shopping bag with his right hand but that was replaced with a flag. These photos are from 2007. Around 2011, the statue was repainted. He now has a yellow shirt and red overalls. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Spanish Fort, AL
Birmingham, AL
This Pirate statue was installed in front of Ralph & Kacoo's restaurant around 2013. [map]

Vulcan is 56 feet tall and was produced in 1904 for Birmingham's exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. His head, shoulders, and torso were made proportionately larger than his lower half so that he would look normal to folks walking directly underneath him. His near nudity was considered vulgar to the citizens of Birmingham when he was moved there so he was installed on a pedestal and more strategically clothed. From below his hilltop perch now, which is more of a side view, his dimensions are much more out-of-whack. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Mellow Mushroom
Oxford, AL
These two statues at Mellow Mushroom are made from scrap metal. They both hold pizzas and are about 20 feet tall. "Mel", the statue shown in the top row, was installed around 2016. "Dude", the statue in the bottom row, was installed in 2018. There are similar statues at other locations including these in Pigeon Forge, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Memphis, TN, Bowling Green, KY, North Myrtle Beach, SC, and elsewhere. [map]

Terracotta Warriors
Troy, AL
These Terracotta Warriors at Troy University. The 200 statues were created by Dr. Huo Bao Zhu. They were donated to the university and installed in 2016. They were based on the statues buried with China's first emperor. For more, see this website. [map]

More Alabama:
Little Caesars (Clanton)
Iron Man (Hartselle)

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