Metropolis, IL

The giant Superman statue in Metropolis, IL. Metropolis became the official hometown of Superman on June 9, 1972 via the Illinois House of Representatives Resolution Number 572. Then in 1993, over $100,000 was raised and this 15-foot bronze Superman Statue was unveiled replacing a smaller fiberglass one. Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

My work on Interior Least Terns leads to me spend a lot of time in Western Kentucky.  With extremely low levels on the Ohio River, there are few boat ramps which function.  One ramp which works is in Metropolis, IL.  This has allowed me to check out the sights in the official home town of Superman.

Superman and Superwoman cutouts where you can have your picture made on their body. According to the Chamber of Commerce, visitors have come from all fifty states and at least 22 countries to visit the Superman. Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

The Man of Steel flies of a building in Downtown Metropolis. Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

Sunrise over the Superman statue. Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 G.

 

Downtown Metropolis. Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

What clearly has to be my favorite statue in Metropolis. This is one of a breed of "Muffler Men" created by the International Fiberglass Company in the 1960s and 1970s. These "Muffler Men" have become a favorite roadside attraction and information on them can be found on Roadside America.com Nikon D7000 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.
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