The bowling ball as yard art

March 3, 2011


Photos by Douglas Imbrogno | click bigger

Driving north after a visit with a friend who lives near the impressive massive cereal bowl of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va., we rounded a bend in the road and encountered an equally impressive sight – in its own humble, primitive art fashion. Some homeowner had gotten his/her hands on one heck of a bunch of bowling balls, mounted them all on spikes of rebar and encircled the yard with them. We consider this a 300-game of bowling ball art. It just doesn’t get any better than this on the backroads of WestVirginiaVille.

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2 Responses to “The bowling ball as yard art”

  1. Granny Sue Says:

    I love it! This is exactly the kind of thing that causes my husband heartburn. I yell, “Stop! Turn around!” And he obliginly does so, muttering about how I’m going to get us killed one day. But really, who could resist such a sight?

  2. admin Says:

    West Virginia backroad sights will do that to a marriage.