Ottawa is famous for being the location of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate. This huge rock (about 5 feet tall!) first commemorated the spot.
A few years ago the city added these beautiful sculptures and water fountains to the site.
There is also a mural commemorating this debate, but I will show you that in my next post. Right now I will stick to the scarecrows.
Mr. Lincoln, here, was outside the Visitor's Center. He stood about 7 feet tall with his hat on. I saw him when I walked in, but totally forgot about him when I was walking out. Of course, he scared the bejesus out of me! I swallowed my scream, and for THAT, I was glad. Didn't want to make TOO big of a fool of myself! Ha ha!
Onto the scarecrows!
There were plenty of scary ones! In fact, they were the majority! And many of them were based on characters from movies.
|"IT" by Stephen King|
|Looks like another "IT". Whatever "IT" is, it's scary. I HATE clowns!|
|Bride of Frankenstein?|
|The Joker (with one crooked foot). I was tempted to fix it! Plus, was he a cross dresser? Aren't those women's shoes?|
|Children of the Corn (movie)|
|Is this a character from a Tim Burton movie?|
|A smart mummy with rat friends|
|A coffee nut who obviously eats a LOT of donuts with his coffee!|
|I first thought, "What does this have to do with Harry Potter?" And then I realized, he's just READING the book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". Oh.|
|One of the nicest ones - C'mon - everyone sing - "Somewhere over the rainbow...."|
|This was cool. The sign read, "Take a bite out of juvenile diabetes. Clever.|
|Martha Freaky Stewart?|
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