You may remember the Road Runner cartoon.
And Sesame Street's Big Bird.
Well, here's another famous bird that you won't see on Saturday morning TV.
On Interstate 10 east bound In a rest area on the south side of I-10, just west of Las Cruces and just east of the Picacho Ave. exit, between mileposts 134 and 135. Only accessible from the eastbound lanes.
A giant, bigger than life, Road Runner sculpture made from recycled trash
watches over Las Cruces, NM.
Many people have stopped at the rest stop and were amazed at what the sculpture is made of. However many more people are not able to travel to the site to see for themselves. So with the use of modern technology (not really, just a Canon T5 Rebel camera and a 300mm telephoto lens), I've taken a few close ups for those that can't make the trip to get a little closer view.
Starting at the head.
If you look close you can see many tennis shoes that have met their match.
In the body you can see computer parts that have computed where to go when they can no longer compute.
Also you can see crutches that have helped their former owners back to health so are no longer needed.
They are now helping to hold this statue together.
Bicycle handle bars with the hand brakes still attached.
An old belt that couldn't hold up those over sized jeans anymore.
And all the way down to the tail, a spatula that could't flip one more pancake.
BX electrical cable and even Aladdin's Lamp.
It's good that these objects have been given a new lease on life and have a purpose of enhancing our travel with beauty and awe and not being buried in a land field. They also make us think about how disposable our society has become not only with objects but also with people.
If you get the opportunity, stop by and see what other objects you can see in the sculpture.
If you can't stop by, just look closely at these pictures and see what else you can find.
For more information on the sculpture look here.
And as always stay safe and...