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submitted by: TNAero (Eddie P.)
Eddie jumped tall buildings (in a single bound) to the top of my list of “way-cool people to know” when he shared his recent pics of the 15 foot tall Superman statue in Metropolis, Illinois!
You may be familiar with a heavily circulated 2006 photo of our current Commander-In-Chief (when he was an Illinois Senator) that featured the Superman statue as a backdrop.
Metropolis fully embraces its vision of itself as the hometown of one of America’s most famous men in tights. The town features a number of “Superman-themed” businesses, is home to a Superman Museum, and even holds an annual Superman Fan Gathering. (see links at the end of the post for more info)
As if that wasn’t cool enough … Eddie also spotted Superman leaping off of the Super Museum — just across the street!
> The Super Museum in Metropolis, Illinois
> Metropolis, Illinois Tourism
9 thoughts on “Giant Superman”
I love Metropolis! I’ve been there a couple of times to see the giant Superman! I hope to someday make it to the celebration.
It’s been on my “to-do” list for a long time too. MLE needs to have a contest there (hmmmm… what’s a good Superman-related food?)
They actually had an ice cream eating contest in Metropolis last year! Not Superman related though (It was at the casino)
A friend an I actually passed through the city on our way to Kansas City and took a ton of pictures–with a camera with no film. 🙁
Someday I’ll have to revisit Metropolis. 🙂
My mother was famous for doing that when I was little. Entire vacations … with no film in the camera LOL
My brother and dad did it with a new camera and a visit to the Governor’s house in Alabama and a big meet and greet. It was brand new and they were wondering why it was flashing “E” the whole time, lol.
My hometown… I was born and raised in Metropolis. It’s Super!
So would we call you a “Metropolitan”? 🙂