ROADSIDE ODDITIES



Joel Fletcher photography
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.

Trader Nicks polynesian tiki restaurant. galleryHuge reclining woman statue. galleryTrader Morts store with tiki. galleryGiant Joor Muffler Man. galleryMclintocks Saloon cowboy sculpture. gallerySailor sculpture at Spyglass Inn. galleryTattoo Museum storefront. galleryTiki statues at Tattoo Museum. galleryBuilding made of sticks. galleryOctopus Car Wash sign. galleryGiant cow sign roadside attraction. galleryTiki statue in a garden. galleryCreepy overgrown graves. galleryAngel statue with gravestones. galleryEerie ancient graveyard scene. galleryGiant barrel building roadside attraction. galleryGiant pig building vernacular architecture. galleryGiant Muffler Man with goofy head. gallery

Photo information: (1) TRADER NICK'S, Pismo Beach, CA, 1991. (2) GIANT WOMAN, Greenbrae, CA, 1993, statue by Dennis Patton. (3) TRADER MORT'S, San Diego, CA, 1988. (4) JOOR MUFFLER MAN, Escondido, CA, 1992. (5) McLINTOCK'S STATUE, Pismo Beach, CA, 1991. (6) SPYGLASS INN STATUE, Pismo Beach, CA 1991. (7-8) NATIONAL TATTOO MUSEUM, Wellington, New Zealand, 2005. (9) CAMP SKAGWAY, Alaska, 2003. (10) OCTOPUS CAR WASH SIGN, Madison, WI, 1994. (11) HECKEL'S COW, Eau Claire, WI, 2001. (12) ROYAL HAWAIIAN TIKI (now demolished), Honolulu, 2008. (13-15) KARORI CEMETERY, Wellington, New Zealand, 2005. (16) BARREL HOUSE LIQUOR, Washington, DC, 2008. (17) PIG STAND, San Antonio, TX, 2009. (18) KEN'S MUFFLER MAN, Dallas, TX, 2012.