PHOTOS: The Best and Weirdest Roadside Dinosaurs
The concrete and plastic dinosaurs beside America's highways can be strange and beautiful. Tell us which one you think is the best
- By Brian Switek
- Smithsonian.com, September 07, 2012
(Flickr user davidrush)
In an abandoned Berlin amusement park, dinosaurs are slowly suffering a second extinction. The creatures, attractions at what was once the German Democratic Republic’s Kulturpark Plänterwald, have toppled over, are decorated with graffiti and are slowly rotting away in a setting perfect for a Scooby-Doo episodeor another tedious found-footage horror film (your choice).
Kuriositas laid out the park’s backstory. When the static dinosaurs were put in place, Kulturpark Plänterwald was in Soviet-controlled East Berlin. The theme park was the only one on the communist side of the Berlin Wall. But when East and West Germany reunited in 1989, the park quickly collapsed. / Photo by Flickr user davidrush.
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