Batman and the Non Stop Beautiful Ladies
January 19, 2014 4:43 PM   Subscribe

French photographer Rémi Noël travelled through Texas with only his son's Batman figurine for company and took some amazing photographs. The photos are part of the This Is Not A Map series, with Noël's work representing "the least precise map of Texas in the history of Texas".
posted by Athanassiel (28 comments total) 43 users marked this as a favorite

I think Batman needs a plate for his beans. (That picture in particular made me smile, although I enjoyed most of them).
posted by Harpocrates at 4:50 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]

So great.
posted by nevercalm at 4:58 PM on January 19

That toilet paper is not hiding him as well as he anticipated.
posted by xingcat at 5:09 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]

Where are the beautiful ladies i was promised beautiful ladies.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:13 PM on January 19

These are great.
posted by nev at 5:16 PM on January 19

If you look at the Press section of the This Is Not A Map site, scroll down and you'll see another one of Batman hiding behind a Coke bottle which is great, and possibly my favourite.

Joe in Australia, I think the back of Batman's head has a disappointed air as well.
posted by Athanassiel at 5:19 PM on January 19

I LOLed. Especially at the laundromat one. Imagine putting your black cape in with the whites! Batman seems underwhelmed by Texas. I hope he does some more traveling.

And yes the Dark Knight Coke bottle is a good'un.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:46 PM on January 19

The grime of the sign contrasts so crisply with Batman's Helmut
posted by JamesMytton at 5:49 PM on January 19

Well executed. The one on the railing with the bird is my favorite.
posted by stp123 at 5:54 PM on January 19

Batman is not amused.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:03 PM on January 19

Are there any bean themed villains? Because the can of beans has Adam West deathtrap written all over it.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 6:11 PM on January 19 [1 favorite]

Andy Warhol?
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:58 PM on January 19

posted by turbid dahlia at 8:03 PM on January 19 [7 favorites]

Worth the price of entry just for that first picture.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 8:13 PM on January 19

This is wonderful. (And I think my parents had the Canadian version of that microwave cookbook for our microwave / convection oven. Whoa.)
posted by maudlin at 8:47 PM on January 19

I enjoyed these photos so much. Creativity comes in so many surprising forms. Bravo!
posted by cccorlew at 8:56 PM on January 19

Where are the beautiful ladies i was promised beautiful ladies.

you're using the internet, go nuts
posted by Mario Speedwagon at 9:01 PM on January 19 [2 favorites]

"Adventures in Microwave Cooking," indeed!
posted by MoonOrb at 9:10 PM on January 19

That's awesome, and I also love the Coke bottle photo.
posted by immlass at 9:48 PM on January 19

Much better than that goddamn lawn gnome.
posted by happyroach at 10:53 PM on January 19

Where are the beautiful ladies i was promised beautiful ladies.

I believe that particular sign can be found along Interstate 10 somewhere southeast of El Paso. Might be as far as Van Horn but I don't think so.

(Edit: after streetviewing for a bit)

14401 Gateway Blvd W
El Paso, TX 79928

posted by tss at 10:55 PM on January 19

Anyone else having trouble with the first link? I get the logo, plain text and links, and a lot of broken images. No proper layout, even though it loads quickly. The second link works fine. (Chrome on Windows 7)
posted by whatzit at 11:59 PM on January 19

Careful in that sink, Batman.

Several years ago, in my last apartment, I noticed my sink was draining slowly. As the landlords could not be relied upon to investigate such matters quickly, I set about constructing myself an exploratory plumbing tool and plunged it in to the murky winding depths to see what I could see. After retrieving the usual viscous and smelly wad of hair and fetid toothpaste, I found that my implement was catching on something.

It was a tiny man. A tiny man made out of metal, still dapper in his hat and his suit. It seemed he had been caught in my drain for many years, as he had a substantial patina. He was clearly very late for work.

posted by louche mustachio at 2:51 AM on January 20 [4 favorites]

Evocative of my own travels through northwestern Indiana accompanied by Barbie
and Eeyore. The authorities bade me destroy the negatives, though.
posted by Chitownfats at 3:31 AM on January 20

Metafilter: Beautiful Ladies are located at 14401 Gateway Blvd W, but watch out for Batman.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:40 AM on January 20

Big ol' bonus points for the Ranch beans.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:17 AM on January 20

He needs to team up with 1/8 GatesMcFadden.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:25 AM on January 20 [1 favorite]

This was so much better than I imagined it could be. Both wistful and hilarious.
posted by Miko at 8:15 PM on January 20 [1 favorite]

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