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Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

One of the many American Giants - a Muffler Man located in Crystal Lake, Ilinois.

Now in short about Muffler Men. They are giant fiberglass sculptures used as "attention grabbers". Many of these figures were used to promote various roadside businesses and often would hold real merchandise, like full-sized car mufflers, which, as I understand, was the reason for the Muffler Men nickname.

The figures are usually 18–25 feet (5.5-7.6 meters) tall. Muffler Men were a popular roadside decoration in 60's and 70's mainly in the United States.

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August 05, 2017
Windowless Building in New York #2

Windowless Building in New York #2

Another photo of the Long Lines Building, Manhattan, New York. Different side, different mood.

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December 13, 2016
Let There Be Neon

Let There Be Neon

The shop in downtown Manhattan of a company with a clever name that specializes in designing, manufacturing, fabricating and installing neon signage and artistic lighting.

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December 09, 2016
One World Trade Center
1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

1st Precinct is Ready for Halloween

The first precinct and mounted unit of the New York Police Department decorated its doors before Halloween.

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October 28, 2016
King?

King?

Graffiti on a TriBeCa building. Lower Manhattan, New York City.

Edit: I think I found who is the author, - Raphael Fédérici also known by the nickname Paris Sketch Culture (PSC).

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October 28, 2016
Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway, a section of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, is a bikeway in Manhattan.

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October 21, 2016
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building

Jacob K. Javits Federal Building

Jacob K. Javits Federal Office Building on Foley Square, Manhattan, New York City.

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October 11, 2016
Bar

Bar "Cyrk"

A bar on a Tribeca's quiet street with a plain entrance and a barely noticeable sign.

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October 10, 2016
Manhattan Bridge at Twilight

Manhattan Bridge at Twilight

One of the Manhattan Bridge's towers seen between buildings in the downtown of Brooklyn.

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August 28, 2016
Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center

Van Gogh’s Ear is a four and a half ton swimming pool sculpture created by a Scandinavian artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. The sculpture is installed in the Fifth Avenue entrance to the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center.

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August 15, 2016
View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay

View over Northport Bay from the Vanderbilt Mansion - former 43-acre estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum.

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June 26, 2016
Dragon Candle Holder

Dragon Candle Holder

Forged dragon candle holder at William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's mansion.

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June 26, 2016
Passage to the Sea

Passage to the Sea

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Eagle's Nest - William K. Vanderbilt, Jr's Gold Coast-era Moorish Mansion, located in Centerpoint, Long Island, NY.

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June 26, 2016
Queen Mermaid of Coney Island Parade 2016

Queen Mermaid of Coney Island Parade 2016

Not Hailey Clauson. And I don't care what the organizers say. Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Dragons of Coney Island

Dragons of Coney Island

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Desert Warrior

Desert Warrior

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June 18, 2016
Birthday Suits

Birthday Suits

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker

Uncle Sam Stilt Walker

Stilt walking Uncle Sam at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Mate - Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016

Mate - Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016

Coney Island Mermaid Parade, 2016.

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June 18, 2016
Growth of Manhattan II: The West Side Yard

Growth of Manhattan II: The West Side Yard

View across the West Side Yard toward the site of the Hudson Yards project.

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June 14, 2016
Growth of Manhattan I: Hudson Yards

Growth of Manhattan I: Hudson Yards

Hudson Yards is a large-scale redevelopment project. Soon this neighborhood will look differently.

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June 14, 2016
The Old and New of Manhattan I
Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle Sculpture by Charlie Hewitt

Urban Rattle sculpture is installed on a private property next to a rental complex and can be seen from the High Line Park.

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June 14, 2016
Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker at the High Line Park

Sleepwalker - a realistic sculpture by Tony Matelli of a somnambulant man roaming about in a deep sleep.

While I was photographing, many people were confusing it for a "living statue" performer. One man even put money by the statue and a high-line worker had to explain to him that this was a statue and wouldn't have any use for his money. Everyone laughed.

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June 14, 2016