November 4, 2009

Snapshots from Beyond: Part 2

These gems from a recent road trip to the South (USA) begged me to visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Their marketing campaign featured wildly colorful birds, exotic animals, and adventure games all with subtle religious overtones. Perhaps the phenomenon of highway cities - or those which have originated and been sustained by the highway - is a topic that deserves greater attention? For their Main Streets are a bizarre mash up of utopian desire and tourist industries. By the way, did you know the tomb of Jesus is actually in Pigeon Forge, TN!?!

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