May 22, 2008

Myrtle Beach-Ripley's, Le Grande Cirque

On our final day in Myrtle Beach, we saw some early bird arrivers for Black Bike Week 2008 which was held May 23-28. Over 350,000 bikers travel to Myrtle Beach annually for the event.

We also found our way to Ripley's Believe It or Not! where we found Colorado artist John Bedford's rhino made of chrome bumpers from cars of the 1950s and 1960s.
One of Snow White's Seven Dwarfs, Sleepy (or was it Dopey?), posed on the left in the picture below next to the world's tallest man.

Over 30,000 matchsticks went into the creation of this roller coaster, "The Dragon".

This was the punishment in medieval Spain for men found guilty of sexual assault of single women.


On a lighter note, this appears to be the punishment of inbreeding.

Next we headed to the Palace Theater to catch a performance of Le Grande Cirque. Although not to be confused with Cirque du Soleil, the shows contain some of the same entertaining features.

The pre-show performers show off their best assets.

The lion at the entrance to the Palace Theatre is made of solid gold, weighs 1000 pounds and at $800 per ounce is worth over $12 million.

Just kidding on that one.

For a short video of Ripley's Believe or Not and a special nighttime show in Myrtle Beach, click below.
For more pictures of today, go to http://public.fotki.com/Marlonfleenor/1/2008/may/ripleys-and-cirque-/ .

Ser continuado...

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