public penises of the Deep South, the reddest of the red states. Now it's time to look at the Southeast, which has some mind-numbing homophobia, plus nice gay neighborhoods (in Atlanta, Savannah, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale), top-ranked museums, musical theater rivaling Broadway, beaches where the ocean is as warm as bathwater, and lots of hunks in speedos (on a few beaches, out of their speedos).
And a lot of interesting public art. Here are the top 10 public penises of the Southeast.
1. Norfolk, Virginia, on Chesapeake Bay, is one of my favorite cities, with an interesting historic district and a nice gay neighborhood.
On the grounds of the Chrysler Museum of Art, there's a statue of a statue of a nude horseman reaching down to a reclining nude comrade. It's "The Torchbearers," by Anna Hyatt Huntington.
2. King Neptune was erected in 2005 in Neptune Park in nearby Virginia Beach, to honor the city's maritime heritage.
When I visited my Cousin George in South Carolina, we didn't go to The Memorial to the Confederate Defenders in Charleston, with a half-naked man being escorted to Valhalla by a Valkyrie.
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7.In Orlando, this muscular warrior has a towel draped coyly over his penis, except the towel is penis-shaped, thus giving him the nickname "The Orlando Wiener."
It's grotesque and disturbing, but that's the point. Did you expect a Holocaust Memorial to be sexy?
11.He also sculpted Centinela del Rio, "The Sentinel of the River," a naked muscle god blowing a conch shell over Miami harbor.