Rock And Roll!

Los Angeles is soon to enter the Guinness Book for largest boulder ever transported in modern times. Yes, a 340-ton, 21 1/2-foot-high granite boulder recently travelled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art at night, on closed roads at less than 10 mph, led by a police escort. The approximately 85-mile journey, normally a one and a half hour drive, took a circuitous route lasting 11 days! A 456-foot-long, ramp-like slot in the ground, 15 feet deep, runs beneath the monolith, which allows people to walk under it.

I've been taking pictures of it since the day it arrived. Now that I can finally walk under it, I thought I'd share the photos. Enjoy!


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You forgot to mention the millions of dollars that thing cost. Imagine dividing that money among some public schools for a few years. I live down the block from that museum and the rock is not pulling in the throngs of extra visitors they anticipated would generate more revenue for the museum. It's a trite, ugly, barren concrete trench with a boulder enslaved on top of it. And the surrounding landscape is barren, nothing but dirt. It's the emporers new clothes and it reinforces the perception that Californians are flakey. It's only a matter of time before the rock gets graffitied and the trench smells of urine.
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