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Giant Perogy in Glendon

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 25 July 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Glendon is a village in northern Alberta north of St. Paul. In 1993, the town unveiled its roadside tribute to the perogy. Their "Giant Perogy," complete with fork, is 25 feet (7.6 m) tall. It is one of the Giants of the Prairies. Next to the roadside attraction is the Perogy Cafe, which serves "Ukrainian and Chinese Perogies". It is the only restaurant in town. Glendon is home to former NHLer Stan Smyl.

PENTAX K200D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow. This one is unexpected. That's dedication to the favorite dish. Wonderful!

25 Jul 2010 5:32am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A huge fork… Nice find

25 Jul 2010 7:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

And there is only one restaurant in town, great!
Good sense of irony :)

25 Jul 2010 7:43am

Judy aka Ladybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Anyone who eats 'out' eats perogies, I gather! Great find, Eric.

25 Jul 2010 11:43am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

incredible....did you have a map of all your sculptures places..you sure seem to cover a lot of territory..another fine shot...

25 Jul 2010 3:25pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Gotta love giant perogy. I hope things improve in your situation soon!

25 Jul 2010 6:33pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Good night Eric!! I wish you the best for you and your family!! Love shot!!

25 Jul 2010 8:34pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

sparkley rainbow love to you and yours~!!

27 Jul 2010 7:06am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I can only imagine the calories.

28 Jul 2010 8:41pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

People living in this area must be very preoccupied with food! They make statues to food!
I thought this was a < piroshiki>....never heard of <perogy>! In Japan such a shape represents a <gyoza> at times, but the Chinese have a different name for it.....

10 Aug 2010 12:38pm

@Japanalia: Thank you Gabriela! Yes, if I am not mistaken they are called Jiaozi.... ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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