Creative Team Member
Registered: October 2007
Location: On the beach in sunny California~
our local landmark...all dressed up =)
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Last July, the Cardiff Botanical Society commissioned a statue for the busy intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Manchester Avenue.
The statue is called “Magic Carpet Ride,” and it was built to be a tribute to the area's surfing heritage. Unfortunately the local surfers
hate it because they think it is not an accurate representation of a surfer and that the statue looks effeminate, inauthentic and is a total
embarrassment to the community. They want to remove the Cardiff Kook, as it has been nicknamed. So as a form of protest and to make a point, every now and then
they dress up the statue. He has worn a Mexican lucha libre mask, a woman's skirt, a floppy hat with Zinc Oxide applied to his nose, the king of rock and roll with
his guitar and he has worn various holiday attire. Most recently he was dressed up with a broom and held a sign that said “No Sweepers” to protest the current
trend of Stand-Up Paddling. It's always a thrill to drive by and see what crazy outfit the kook is wearing today!