Let me live in the house by the side of the road and be a friend to man.
March 21, 2017 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Henry Warren retired from tobacco farming in 1968 and wanted to amuse himself. He started with a single miniature building, but midway through decided to build something more. For the next nine years, he spent every day with a cigarette in his mouth and a Coca-Cola in his hand, building an idealized miniature country town: Shangri-La. posted by infinitewindow (5 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
This is viral marketing for the upcoming Starz adaptation of American Gods, isn't it.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:02 PM on March 21, 2017 [3 favorites]

It is not, but oddly enough I am re-reading AmGods.
posted by infinitewindow at 2:10 PM on March 21, 2017

I really enjoy it when people do a thing because they want to. I like this one a bunch, but even if I don't like the art or design of something a person making a thing just to make it is lovely.
posted by Clinging to the Wreckage at 2:28 PM on March 21, 2017

Retirement is a hell of a drug.
posted by GuyZero at 2:47 PM on March 21, 2017 [2 favorites]

I remember stopping by this place a few years back! Yes, it is a very American Gods type place, at once delightful and a little creepy. Thank you for posting this.
posted by dogheart at 9:07 PM on March 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

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