Friday, October 30, 2009

"Jack" at Pumpkin Watch Friday

Jack appears every year at this time on a hill in the Conoco Phillips Petroleum Refinery (the old Union 76) complex just east and off the hill from PV in Wilmington. The folks at the refinery hand out goody bags every Halloween with ... Cracker Jack, of course. View coming down the hill from PV Drive North.

28 comments:

Bibi said...

Oh, this is just too fun! Is he painted every year or....?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think you have found something that should be a trend everywhere, all year. What a much more attractive oil tank than a normal, ugly oil tank. Why not do more of this, and not just for Halloween?

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Greetings from Australia.

I really like this pumpkin - it made me laugh. How do they get him up there?
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Jay said...

Wow, that's quite some project! Good for them! He's great!

Rambling Round said...

The Great Pumpkin has landed!

Leif Hagen said...

Happy Halloween to you, too! Goblin greetings from EAGAN daily photo

Cezar and Léia said...

wow it's huge! Happy Halloween!
( but now, I'm really anxious to decorate home here with beautiful Christmas stuffs!).
Léia

altadenahiker said...

Nice to know they have a sense of humor. wonder how someone initially convinced the boss

James said...

Hi Tash, that is pretty cool. :)

Sharon said...

Charlie Brown can't be far away!

Lois said...

Oh wow that is really cool!

Linda said...

If I arrived in Palos Verdes all unsuspecting and saw this I think I might drive off the road!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Wouldn't it be great if they left it up all year long? My neighbors haven't taken down their christmas lights yet so why not a year round pumpkin? Wilmington could use a tourist attraction

Vogon Poet said...

That's too funny! Very good catch!

Antjas said...

Velika buča.

marley said...

That is wild!! Wow, what a paint job!

Paula said...

So, there really is a Great Pumpkin...

It's AWESOME! Who wouldn't want to be greeted by that?

Lori Lynn said...

Love it! I always want to take that shot, but never have.
Happy halloween Tash!
LL

exposemaximum said...

beautiful and cute design :)

Babzy said...

wow , the biggest pumkin i ever seen !

spacedlaw said...

Too funny!

FA said...

Thanks for bringing back childhood memories. My grandfather used to work here and I remember him taking us there for Halloween when we were little. And, yes, they were giving Cracker Jack back then, too. So, they have been painting the tank like this for at least 45 years, or so.

Marie-Noyale said...

I wonder how they do that!
One of the most original Pumpkin this year!!

Abby Lanes said...

I heard the traffic was terrible getting in there for the candy. Great job on the pic!

Maya said...

Hilarious! That is a lot of paint every year!

Stephanie said...

Im 34 and a life long local- I remember being LITTLE (3 or 4?) and my aunts and uncles and all their friends would load up in station wagons - we'd go thru 7 or 8 times, switching seat with every go-around so they wouldn't recognize us (or so we thought! lol) This year I'll be taking my 4 year old for the 1st time - SO EXCITED!

Don said...

To see some great 1960s photos of the Great Pumpkin being painted, visit the "San Pedro Fish Wrapper" pages on Facebook!

CAllendorf said...

I'll be 43 this next month...... I can remember going to this back when i was super young, maybe 4 or 5 years old? It's awesome that they are still doing this every year. What a rad tradition.