19 August 2009

Eleph-ino



What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? An elephino! That is the nickname Justin and I gave a very strange house here in Sidney. This house is owned by the owners of Cabela's. It sits right on main street so anyone coming through town will glimpse this strange monstrosity. I believe the house was under construction for over 5 years and ended this summer. The house has a Mediterranean flair mixed with Spanish, decorated with elephants, rhinos, panthers, and lions. The front of the house looks like a museum with the glass entry way. The front door actually lets you into a museum of taxidermy...hunted by Mr Cabela. All the alcoves of the house are equipped with led lights that change color from purple, blue, green, red, pink, yellow, etc. The strangest embellishment showed up in June: 4 Greek Goddess statues. There are plinths along the other side for more statues. Next year I expect to see nude elephants posed like Greek Goddesses. What a sore thumb! Amelia always comments on the statue's boobies when we pass the house. Maybe elephant goddesses would be better.