Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Big Peach
Fans of oversized food will want to travel down Highway 41 to the Bruceville, Indiana area to see the Big Peach. It stands outside a produce market, and bears an uncanny resemblance to the Trylon and Perisphere of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Well, OK, the tower is an obelisk and is only about 20 feet tall, while the Trylon was a three-sided spire about about 700 ft. tall. And, yes, the Trylon and Perisphere were the only structures on the World's Fair grounds painted pure white, while the obelisk and peach are shades of orange. But you have to admit that it's a weird example of serendipity that this picture I took of the peach a few years ago has a very similar perspective as the picture postcard of the Trylon and Perisphere I just found online.