Lucy the Elephant:
(02/11/06) Growing up in Southern New Jersey, I always have known about the historical Lucy the Elephant: a hotel built in the 1800s in the shape of an elephant. I've driven past it, but finally took the tour. I'm so glad. This was a fun thing to do. Lucy was one of 3 such novelty hotels and the only one remaining. It's fun for me to see how creative we culd be at one time. Imagine: staying in an elephant on your vacation! People taking tours and buying the few souvenier items just support the costs of maintaining this historic landmark, so I was glad to be part of that. Lucy is so famous that when Disney built a resort paying tribute to Atlantic City in its golden era, they commissioned a statue of Lucy for the main hotel's lobby. Here's my photos from the tour and if you're curious about this novel landmark, read more about Lucy on her official website.
(Click on a larger photo will take you to my parazz gallery were they are even larger.)
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