Saturday, July 18, 2009

the bear up there

I love the neighborhood we live in (Mount Pleasant, aka South Main). One of the best things, I find, is discovering the weird quirks and oddities in the area. Which brings us to the giant 7 foot tall chrome bear statue that sits on top of the roof of a local optometrist's office. I walk by it quite often, and one day I noticed they had given him a new pair of shades!... makes sense.

24 comments:

Joy White said...

Now that's a clever way to advertise glasses! Fun post.

M.M.E. said...

hahah. Very funny.

Christie Cottage said...

That's a cool bear! I love it when businesses use their existing decor and add a little to it. There's a car repair shop that had 1/2 a Corvette on it. They put in a Santa waving and have it illuminated at CHristmas and there's a drilling compnay here that have an oil drill that they decorate as a deer for Christmas. It is of course, raing and lowering it's head!

Stacey said...

the shades are a funny touch

miranda said...

cool! i love that bear - nice to see he's gone and gotten himself some (prescription?) sunglasses. ;-)

Joy De Vivre Design said...

Very cool! I love the unexpected and that bear on a roof is surely unexpected!

Lizardo Art said...

That's pretty funny. The shades are the best part!

Audrey said...

That's too funny!! Does make perfect sense though, they are always telling people to wear shades.

ShopCrazy said...

LOVE THE BEAR

Hollyrocks said...

Wow, that is one cool bear. Thanks for the cute photo!

Kate8085 said...

hahaha. One cool customer, I say.
Actually, I wonder how hot that bad boy gets when the sun is cookin'?

Tali Schiffer-Oren said...

I love your neighborhood! I used to shop on South Main all the time when I lived in Van!
I've never seen that bear before! Cool find!

libu said...

I would like to know how big the shades are..could you go up and measure them and report back...thanks for the great post

californiablue said...

Strange decision to have that bear there..... seems like something you might more likely see in LA! Quirky and unusual is good :)

markhed said...

Hi Valerie!

I love your blog it's super cool! I am from Montreal so I'm a Canadian too!

keep creating!

BlenderBach said...

haha! Love the bear! When I lived in Kansas City I remember a small shop that had a giant angry bull and four large frightened chickens on the roof! I think they sold furniture?

RosyRevolver said...

Shouldn't be be sipping on a Coca-Cola or something? ; )

readingsully2 said...

That is a riot. It made me laugh. :)

our little love nest said...

heheh...I love it! xo

The Stapelia Company said...

I want to own this bear as a pet. It's awesome!

SavageBabble said...

Is that one of the Spirit bears? Very cool.

Penny said...

Amazing! We have a big metal horse near us, maybe I will put it on my blog!

thecraftbegins said...

Hahah, I love this, totally adorable!

cabin + cub said...

oh yes, i forgot to mention.. that is one of the spirit bears.. thanks for reminding me SavageBabble!