August 28, 2008

Gratuitous Travel Observation

Writing about the Delaware Bridge below put me in mind of another question raised on my last trip up I-95: Just whose bright idea was this thing:


It's the "Xanadu" at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands sports complex.

Do you know, when I first spotted that cockeyed tilt of a silhouette in the distance as I came north (apparently an "indoor ski slope"), for one wild second I seriously wondered whether a giant space ship might have crashed there?

When we actually came level with the place after getting through the Jersey Turnpike toll booth, it looked more like a do-it-yourself "Retro Soviet" mall kit picked up at the Bulgarian IKEA.

What are these people thinking?

Posted by Robert at August 28, 2008 12:27 PM | TrackBack

I had to switch from Llama's Vice to Llamafathers just to view the picture, otherwise there was too much pastel going on.

Posted by: rbj at August 28, 2008 01:15 PM

"Retro Soviet" mall kit picked up at the Bulgarian IKEA --- I love that! Robert, you are a genius! :-)

Posted by: keysunset at August 28, 2008 09:16 PM