Sunday, June 27, 2010


A week ago, I got a new look at an old childhood wonder, Lucy the Elephant.

Lucy is a huge, elephant-shaped building that sits right on the beach in Margate, a lovely beach town just south of Atlantic City. She was built in the late 1800s and has been used for various purposes over the years. Today you can go up into her belly, where there's a little museum, and then further up onto her carrier-shaped observation deck (official terminology= a "howdah") that overlooks the ocean.

It's all very fun and kitschy and nostalgic. The Lucy theme has invaded the rest of the town, too, as seen on this water tower and street sign.

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