Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lincoln and Lady Street

Guerilla Art by Clark Ellefson. Unfortunatly it was removed when the sign was replaced. 

Cool Antique Shop Sign

New Orleans, LA

Big Roller Skate

Northern Virginia

Milk Bottle Building

Milk Bottling Plant converted to condominiums in Richmond VA

Car on Car

Chicago, 2001.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

UCM Bottle House

A house made of bottles and concrete.  UCM Museum, Abita Springs LA. 

Ice Cream Sign

Cool Ice Cream Sign I spotted somewhere  ???

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dont Mess with the US

An endless line of tanks on a train near Fort Jackson. 

Claude T. Wiley General Store

Claude T Wiley General Store, Social Circle, GA.  These places nearly dont exist any more.  At this store there is a donation box that raises enough to pay the utility bill. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Touchdown Jesus Burns

  Tragedy Occurs for Roadside Oddity Lovers !!Touchdown Jesus, the subject of an earlier blog entry, burned to the ground when lighting struck it.  Located between Dayton and Cincinnati the Giant Jesus was a landmark and center of activity for the Solid Rock Church of Monroe OH. 
As you might expect, the fire that burned the 60 foot statue caused some speculation by church members as to the meaning of the event.  
"God struck God, I like the irony. Jesus struck Jesus,” said Dawn Smith, 25, of Hamilton, who was among those standing outside the vehicles along Union Road. “I had to see it. What else are you going to do on a Monday night?”   Another member of the church was quoted in the Dayton Daily News “It sent goosebumps through my whole body because I am a believer,” said Levi Walsh, 29. “Of all the things that could have been struck, I just think that that would be protected. ... It’s something that’s not supposed to happen, Jesus burning,” he said. “I had to see it with my own eyes.”

“I can’t believe Jesus was struck,” said his brother, who noted the giant Hustler Hollywood sign for the adult store across the street was untouched. “It’s the last thing I expected to happen.”

This is a real tragedy for lovers of roadside landmarks and strange things around the country.  The church members say the statue will be replaced.  Value is around $300,000.

  All of the photos on my blog are original, most of them taken by me or always in my presence, but this time I had to make an exception and swiped these off the Internet.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Drop A Bomb on Drugs

Seen on the side of the road in North Charleston.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Milk Bottle Condos

This is an old Richmond Dairy offices in downtown Richmond that has been converted to condos. 

Daniel Boon

Big fiberglass Daniel Boon spotted along I-85 in North Carolina.  His foot is about 3 feet long. 

Monday, May 31, 2010


Horneytown NC.  The kids who grow up here must catch hell !

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Giant Chest of Drawers

This is a building sized chest of drawers in downtown High Point NC.  The socks hanging out of the drawer are a nice touch.  This appears to be a small office building. 


Dog or Alligator ?  UCM Mystery House

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Words of Wisdom

UCU Museum, Abita Springs LA

Friday, May 21, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Oyotunji African Village

This is the Oyotunji African Village near Beaufort SC.  Started in the 1970s the village is now the home of about 10 families. The village claims to be "an independent government" and not a part of the United States. Their religion and culture are called Yoruba. 
I have lots more photos of the village and will eventually post them.  The statues, signs, paint colors, and walls on the 26 acre compound are great.  A guide will show you around for a small donation. It is worth the trip if you are in the area. 

This is a fascinating place.  Check out more at the official website of Oyotunji African Village   

Touchdown Jesus

This huge statue of Jesus is located off  interstate 75 between Cincinatti and Dayton in the town of Monroe Ohio.    He was built by the Solid Rock Church in 2004, is 62 feet tall, made out of wood, metal, fiberglass and foam.  He took over 60 gallons of paint.    The big statue has been nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of his raised hands. He looks especially good on this overcast day.   If you go by here, stop and pull into the church and take a look at this big guy.  He is quite awe inspiring. 

If you want to learn more about Jesus and other odd things all around the country check this link for Roadside America

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Graves under a Church

Bell Tower Park, Saulisbury NC

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Corvette On A Stick

Easley, SC

Palin Protest !

Protest at Nikki Haley for SC Gov. Rally when she was endorsed by Sarah Palin.  SC Statehouse in Columbia.

Sign Fence

Great fence in the backyard of a home on Pine Street in Columbia. 

Flea Market Church

His House is a ministry that works with recovering alcoholic men.  Each Sunday morning Reverend Weaver and His House founder Reverend Ramsey hold a 30 minute service at #1 Flea Market in Lexington County, SC.  The service always has a short "report or testimony" section followed by words and a bible reading, usually by Rev. Weaver.  Nelson Daily and Glenn Barkoot play guitars and sing a couple gospel songs.  Most of the people who attend are vendors who open the booths right after the service. 

I have been to "Flea Market Church" several times and always have appreciated the sincerity of the people who participate.  To learn more about the ministry check out His House.