Saturday, June 30, 2012

A Stroll Through Troll Town

We headed west out of Madison, Wisconsin to an area of the midwest that was left untouched by the glaciers that flattened much of the land that became prairies and farms. Here the earth is still characterized by rolling hills and streams and small rivers. Some of the water ways have rock bluffs along their banks. It is a lovely area.

We went to Mount Horeb to see the trolls that have been used to mark the place on the map. The large, whimsical, wooden sculptures can be found throughout the village. Note: four fingers, four toes. The four fingers must complicate accordion playing.

While this sculpture is not a troll, B was particularly taken with it and noted that it apparently eats cars.

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