Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Piasa Bird

Just upstream from the center of Alton, Illinois, there is a limestone bluff with the image of a fearsome creature. It is known as the Piasa Bird (pronounced PIE-a-saw). Its history and meaning is too long to set out here but if you are interested click this link.         


William Kendall said...

A peculiar legend, but I like the image.

Susan Kane said...

When traveling to visit aunts in Alton, we passed by this, and it was grand.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice photo. Thanks for the link.