Throwback Thursday: The Royal Wedding 2011

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Throwback Thursday: The Royal Wedding

 

Royal Wedding Kook in Cardiff by the Sea

 

It's hard to believe it's been 9 years since the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Yesterday, April 29th, was the anniversary. I'm sure that made your day knowing that!

 

I took this photo ON April 30th in 2011 of the Cardiff Kook, a popular 6' tall bronze surfing statue in Cardiff by the Sea, that was all dressed up for the occasion. It's located on the Coast Highway at the light at Chesterfield (the downtown area of town) on the ocean side.

 

The statue, officially named the "Magic Carpet Ride", was installed in 2007, and over the years has become a favorite of numerous pranksters, dressing it up for holidays, special events, and just for fun.

 

The Cardiff Kook even has a website where you can see plenty of fun photos (I don't think it's the full collection but I'm not sure)!

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James Dray
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Morning Jeff.

Love it, just love it.  People can fun with that, without destroying it

May 01, 2020 01:36 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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Oh my goodness, Jeff... loved those photos of the Cardiff Kook all dressed up in various outfits. The ingenuity of people never ceases to amaze me.

May 01, 2020 05:35 AM #2
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I barely knew that it happened so it really doesn't mean much to me, I wasn't invited to attend, haha.

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Hi James Dray 

There has been a lot of controversy over the years but seems to have died down a bit. It's always fun to see how the Kook is dressed - sometimes not at all, but you can bet around special events and holidays there will be something!

Jeff

May 01, 2020 10:20 AM #4
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Nina Hollander 

Some of the outfits were truly amazing. I didn't get to see the shark in person but it was one of the more impressive!

Jeff

May 01, 2020 10:21 AM #5
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Well Brian England  we are in the same boat, so to speak. I wasn't invited either.

I just lucked out with this photo and happened to be in the area the day after.

Jeff

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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - I love that image. What a fun way to celebrate the occasion. 

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I had no idea it had been 9 years since that royal wedding. The monarchy marches on...

Happy Friday Jeff Dowler, CRS 

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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS Wow, 9 years?  I too love the whimsy associated with this statue. As I recall, they do dress it up for various occasions, right? 

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It was such fun to see Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and it received quite a bit of attention.

Time flies huh Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Jeff

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Yep, that's corect. There is a popular run (The Cardiff Kook Fun Run) and it's dressed for that. I have seen school graduations celebrated, weddings, the return of a vet from overseas, and every holidays it seems. Anything is fair game it seems!

Jeff

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Jeff- the Cardiff Kook only confirms my thoughts that Cardiff By the Sea has to be a fun place to live. 

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Jeff, I did not know it was their anniversary, and sure looks like someone had fun celebrating.

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I remember that photo, Jeff! You know, we have a 'golden' man ta one of our major intersections here in Charlotte that gets dressed up to celebrate holidays or special local days - sometimes it's a political statement someone leaves there too!

I love the fun it brings - and we never quite know what we'll see when we arrive at that intersection.

May 03, 2020 09:52 PM #14
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