Vulcan Park and Museum
1701 Valley View Drive
submitted by “Road Runner″ (Bill)
Okay, I try not to pick favorites because I love all roadside “wonders”.
Yes, I’m partial to Muffler Men; and I’ve shown love for the King Neptune statue in more posts than I care to count … but Bill’s latest find just may be my new favorite!
It’s the Vulcan Statue at Vulcan Park & Museum in Birmingham, Alabama!
The Vulcan Statue is 56 feet tall (not including the pedestal — with the pedestal, he’s nearly 305 Feet tall!) and depicts the Roman god of fire and forge. He was created as Birmingham’s entry for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Designed and sculpted by Giuseppe Moretti, Vulcan is the seventh-tallest free-standing statue in the United States — and also one of the highest-profile wireless hot-spots in the Southeast.
Enjoy Bill’s photos – and click the “Road Runner” tag at the end of this post to see more of his great roadside finds!