Seattle Muffler Man

Went hunting for this guy up in Seattle area. Another case of knowing he was out there. However, the location was not quite as described by my source. Close enough that I was able to find him. Couldn’t get any closer than this.

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 Seattle Muffler Man

Monster Beverages Fosters

Here’s an example of timing. Monster Beverages was having their Grand Opening sale in Glassboro, NJ when I spotted this inflatable. Without camera or photographer at the time I wheeled in and asked if this beauty would still be up on Saturday. After a couple of strange looks and consultations I found out it would.

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Monster Beverage Fosters

BJ’s Gumball Machine

A semi planned shot. I knew the gumball machine was in BJ’s (a wholesale club) but I hadn’t planned on taking the photo. We were shopping at the home center next door and ran in to get a corned beef for dinner. I wasn’t dressed for this, note the painting clothes.

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BJ’s Gumball Machine

Michigan Trout

If you don’t think this is a great image “get outta town.” That is what we say here in South Jersey. Even though the image was taken with the Robin in Kalkaska. Both the Robin and this Trout are the state Bird and Fish of Michigan. I have this image as my wallpaper at work.

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Michigan Trout

 

 

Michigan Robin

Give me a better example of a Big Picture than this. US-131 in Kalkaska, MI, late in the day, both me and the robin are relaxed. Check out the hat. (Another vacation hat picture with a twist.)

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Michigan Robin

 

Paul & Babe

Paul & The Babe outside St. Ignace, MI. The only time I spent money to get a “Big Picture.” It cost 50 cents (25 cents apiece) to get into this little park from the gift shop. Not much of a gift shop either!

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Paul & Babe

Grayling Paul Bunyon

A Paul Bunyon in Grayling, MI. There are lot’s of Paul’s spread out over the upper mid-West. I think he is made out of car parts. This was the first of many big pictures taken on my original “Big Picture” safari. To see the others taken on this trek, look for the hat!

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Grayling Paul Bunyon

Randy’s Donuts

I think just about everyone has seen this donut somewhere or other. But that didn’t stop me from finding my way to Southern California. Located on Manchester Boulevard near LAX this Randy’s Donuts may be one of the most recognized donut shops in the country.

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Randy’s Donuts

 

Detroit I-94 Tire

What can I say about this piece of American Automotive Art. This huge tire stands beside litter strewn I-94 in Allen Park, MI. I-94, appropriately enough, when it enters Detroit is named the Henry Ford Expressway. How ’bout that.

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Detroit I-94 Tire

St. Louis Pig

Another inflatable. A once in a lifetime shot for me since I got this one in St. Louis during a Grand Opening of a Circuit City Store, and a long way from home. Of course if you live in St. Louis you may see the KSHE pig around town. My guess is that KSHE is a rock ‘n roll station. What do you think?

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St. Louis Pig

 

Mr. Bendo

Caught this Big Guy outside Ralph’s Muffler Shop in Indianapolis on 16th Street a couple of miles East of the track. He’s Mister Bendo and I understand he’s been there a while and is a local icon. Thanks Mike for climbing over the cars.

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Mr. Bendo

City Hall Clothespin

People from Philadelphia are familiar with this Big Clothes Pin since it located across from City Hall at Broad and Market. My sister Irene took the image with great aplomb. Afterward we had lunch at Cafe Warsaw and had elegant Polish food. (No kidding, it’s a great place.)

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City Hall Clothespin

Jan’s Chair

A pretty good quality Big Chair. It’s not always outside, note the casters on the bottom of the legs. I got this image courtesy of my Bird Dog Jan. She has a pretty good sense of humor even though she she works in HR. (That might be a mistake, poking fun at HR, but we (me) Big Picture Takers live close to the edge.)

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Jan’s Chair

Sue’s Chair

See, another Bird Dog shot thanks to Sue. On US-40 between Malaga and Elmer. This was a last chance shot since the furniture store where this chair was located was closing soon. Sue told me about this chair but I put it off until I heard the store was closing. Kind of feel like Lily Tomlin.

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Sue’s Chair