- World’s Largest Measuring Cup August 20, 2018
- Big Electric Plug August 20, 2018
- Rooftop Polar Bear August 20, 2018
- Blue Dolphin Diner August 20, 2018
- Big Cardinals Fan July 15, 2018
- Valvoline Big Dog May 31, 2018
- Valvoline Big Guy May 31, 2018
- Charlie Johnson’s Big Pencil March 7, 2018
- Julius Sturgis Pretzels February 19, 2018
- Fire and Ice Festival February 19, 2018
It seems that everyone in Indiana knows who Steve Allford is, a former star IU, Indiana University basketball star. Here’s his big shoe. At any rate he has a motel in New Castle, Indiana. The lobby is a basketball museum, if you get the chance stop in.
This was on the field at the RCA Dome for fan day. We were able to walk around the stadium, look at available seats. Of course, as of Jan 27th, the Colts are in the Superbowl, so it is about time to get this image on the site.
We were on our way to Muncie, IN for our annual holiday shoot of Big Things. While we were driving along SR32, just entering Yorktown, I noticed this big fan belt. I almost was rear ended when I applied the brakes to turn around. This oversize fan belt hangs in front of Yorktown Auto Supply, just West of downtown Yorktown. The things you find when you are not looking for them!
Here is the headquarters of Longaberger Baskets. What an enterprise, 7 stories high. I’m standing on Rt. 16 (the Woody English Parkway) just West of Hanover, Ohio and the building is in the background. I don’t know if this really qualifies as a Big thing but it could.
When we were at the Longaberger headquarters they have several Big Things on the grounds. These big ceramic pitchers were outside the gift shop and a short bus trip from the parking lot.
I think this is a classic Big Thing! Bigger than life, serving no useful purpose, and waiting for me to take it’s image. This apple basket is 20 feet tall and filled with fake apples.
On our way back from Maryland we stopped in Dresden Ohio so Deb could do a little shopping. There was a Hot Rod show on Main Street but I didn’t see a ’57 Plymouth which was my first car. This basket was at Main and 7th Street, a symbol for the main employer in town.
Driving West on I-70 after dropping Julia off at University of Maryland, Deb spotted this bowling pin quite a way off the highway. We had to circle back and get this image at “The Bowler” in La Vale, Maryland at Exit 40 on I-68. Actually at Winchester Road and Route 40. We didn’t stop for the pizza or subs but it sounded pretty good to me.
Now this is a Golf Ball! Here I am outside AA Pro Shop located in the Mastodon Mall on Ohio 79 a few miles South of Newark Ohio and 4.5 miles North of I-70. Thanks once again to Julia for spotting this one.
While not the largest “Big Thing” on this site by far, seek this teed up golf ball is a worthy addition. Deb and I were on a “Big Thing Trek” when we saw this Golf Ball on SR13 just south of I-69 in Indiana. The mailbox is for a house across from the Gravel Lawn Cemetery.
This category may be the hardest to fill out. My pal Romeo gave me a tip on this Muffler Car in Berlin. This Meineke shop is on Rt. 30 just south of Berlin-Crosskeys Road. I haven’t seen the muffler being driven but I bet it is road-ready.
Down in Staughton, VA at intersection of US-11 and US-250 is this watering can. I found this myself when looking through the travel section of the Sunday paper. You never know where or when you will find big things.
These pots make up a two-fer along with the watering can above. I didn’t expect to find these pots but they were on the other side of the C&O viaduct. These images were taken October 13, 2001. As you can see, unity in our country is everywhere.