ROADSIDE ODDITIES

I have a fascination with bizarre and unusual architecture, signage, and statues. Over the years I have snapped photos of numerous eccentric attractions, presented here for your amusement. Is it art or is it kitsch? It's all in the eye of the beholder. Click on any thumbnail image for a larger view in its true proportions.
Trader Nick's polynesian tiki restaurant in Pismo Beach, CA

TRADER NICK'S 1991 Pismo Beach, CA

Huge reclining woman statue in San Anselmo, CA

GIANT WOMAN 1993 San Anselmo, CA

Trader Mort's liquor store with tiki

TRADER MORT'S 1988 San Diego, CA

Giant Joor Muffler Man

JOOR MUFFLER 1992 Escondido, CA

Mclintock's Saloon cowboy sculpture

MCLINTOCK'S 1991 Pismo Beach, CA

Sailor sculpture at the Spyglass Inn

SPYGLASS INN 1991 Pismo Beach, CA

The National Tattoo Museum in Wellington, New Zealand

TATTOO MUSEUM 2005 Wellington, NZ

Tiki statues of the Tattoo Museum, Wellington, New Zealand

NATIONAL TATTOO MUSEUM left view

Camp Skagway storefront

CAMP SKAGWAY 2003 Alaska

Octopus Car Wash sign

OCTOPUS CAR WASH 1994 Madison, WI

Giant Cow sign roadside attraction

HECKEL'S COW 2001 Eau Claire, WI

Tiki statue in a garden

ROYAL HAWAIIAN TIKI 2008 Honolulu

Creepy overgrown graves

KARORI GRAVEYARD Wellington, NZ

Angel statue with gravestones

KARORI ANGEL 2005 Wellington, NZ

Eerie ancient graveyard scene

KARORI CEMETARY 2005 Wellington

Giant Barrel building roadside attraction

BARREL HOUSE 2008 Washington DC

Giant pig building vernacular architecture

PIG STAND 2009 San Antonio, TX

Giant Muffler Man with goofy half wit head

KEN'S MUFFLER 2012 Dallas, TX