09 January 2009

Gracing The King

I was so busy eating fried banana-and-peanut-butter sandwiches and chair-dancing in honor of Elvis’ (and David Bowie’s) birthday yesterday, I forgot to post these photos I’ve been holding for nearly a year. I visited one of my favorite buddies in Roanoke last March, and he took me on a tour of the town's cultural sites. The most brilliant was the miniature Graceland:



For a girl who loves her Elvis and misses her Barbies, this slice of heaven was absolutely divine. Sadly, I didn’t get close-ups so you could see the Barbie swimming pool or the lights in the performance arena (yes, there’s a performance arena!). It's the greatest dollhouse of all time.

Talk about your Mystery Train.

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30 Comments:

At 1/09/2009 12:28:00 PM, OpenID catherinette said...

Did you pretend like you were a giant and stomp around all over the place threatening to grind people's bones to make your bread?

 
At 1/09/2009 12:29:00 PM, Blogger Beth said...

I should have! One of my favorite things to do is grasp airline booze bottles in each hand and stomp around the room shouting "I'm a giant!"

 
At 1/09/2009 01:46:00 PM, Blogger Bethie said...

I grew up near this place! Who knew it would one day be famous in the blogosphere?

 
At 1/09/2009 01:53:00 PM, Blogger SkylersDad said...

Never knew they had a dollhouse, what a place!

 
At 1/09/2009 02:54:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Wow! Before I read your narrative, or even looked closely at the pictures and noticed the scale of the houses, I thought "gosh, that looks like Graceland, but it's not".

 
At 1/09/2009 06:17:00 PM, Blogger Katie Schwartz said...

I just learned my good friend Bethy is an Elvy whoa. LOVE IT, and that there's a kick ass miniature of Graceland. Too fabulous.

 
At 1/09/2009 08:53:00 PM, Blogger pistols at dawn said...

I wonder if they had all three of the TV sets he used to watch inside. Or a mini Jungle Room.

 
At 1/10/2009 03:59:00 AM, Blogger Cormac Brown said...

I love it! Do birds swim in the minature pool, or do they drink out of it?

 
At 1/10/2009 07:19:00 AM, Blogger Dale said...

If only they could have shrunken him to that size. I'm sorry. I'll wear mini scarves on my jumpsuits in hell for saying that.

 
At 1/10/2009 09:38:00 AM, Blogger Gifted Typist said...

Beth, if you like miniatures, you must look at this.

http://www.charliephillips.net/Video/Theater3/NickVujicic/tabid/866/Default.aspx

 
At 1/10/2009 10:10:00 PM, Blogger Erik Donald France said...

That is so weird. I keep expecting little people to pop out of the woodwork or something.

Taking Care of Business With a Little Bitty Flash?

 
At 1/11/2009 07:49:00 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Cool! We once took a very grumpy walk through Graceland. I enjoyed your pictures much more than that trip.

 
At 1/12/2009 12:37:00 AM, Blogger Mat Garretson said...

BUT, does this Lilliputian landmark have a scale replica of the shag carpet room? Hmmm?

 
At 1/12/2009 01:21:00 PM, Blogger Catherinette said...

Damn it! I would have loved to have seen that footage of the news with you yelling, "Fee Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an englishman!"

 
At 1/12/2009 05:16:00 PM, Blogger KK said...

There is something wrong with this post.

Disturbingly wrong.

Elvis isn't even dead.

 
At 1/12/2009 08:09:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

mini elvis land -- do you thing big elvis could live ther?

 
At 1/13/2009 06:03:00 PM, Blogger katrocket said...

That's just miniature crazy.

 
At 1/14/2009 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Pagan Sphinx said...

Very cool! I've always enjoyed miniature villages and things. I'm not a fan of Bloated Elvis but even then I think I would have enjoyed this. Perhaps more than the real place.

 
At 1/20/2009 02:19:00 AM, Blogger Malcolm said...

That's some fine architectural work! I'd love to to take a bite out of a fried banana and peanut butter sandwich, but I don't want to wreak havoc with my temporary crown.

 
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