Santa Monica Scallop

It may be a stretch to put this in the Animal/Fish category but where would you put it?  We were in Santa Monica while visiting Julia and Dan who were living in Eagle Rock, an area in Los Angeles.  One day we visited Santa Monica, my how it has changed from my visits in the ’90’s.  Less local and more national chain stores.  Shouldn’t have been surprised but I was and disappointed for some reason.  Anyway we were walking along Ocean Avenue and ran across this Big Scallop sculpture.  I believe it was next to the Chez Jay restaurant.  Nice find.

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Santa Monica Scallop

Santa Barbara Seahorse

While visiting Julia and Dan in LA during Spring Break we took a drive up to Santa Barbara to do some wine tasting and enjoy the city.  While wandering about near the Visitors Center I spotted this Big Seahorse, the first one for me, and I’ve been at this for quite some time.

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Santa Barbara Seahorse

Santa Barbara Data Fish

Near by the Seahorse pictured just above we found this fish.  Actually it’s not just any fish, it’s a sculpture by Matthew McAvene named “The Data Fish.”  Too good to pass up.

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Santa Barbara Data Fish

Lighthouse Fish

The Lighthouse Tabernacle Church around the corner at 98th and Keystone has a fish fry during Lent. I don’t remember one in July, however it did provide an opportunity for a Big Picture. I spotted these Big Fish yesterday and had to roll by this morning on the way to the farmer’s market to make sure I got this image before the fish were gone.

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Lighthouse Tabernacle Fish

5th and Vine Fish

5th and Vine is “The Corner” in Cincinnati – Fountain Square on one corner, Tiffany’s on another, Brazillian Steak House and Morton’s on the third and then McCormick & Schmidt’s on the last. This Big Fish advertises M&S’s fish and steak menu. I’ve eaten at a few of their other locations and can attest that the experience is wonderful. We left Cincinnati late afternoon, way too early to have dinner, darn!

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5th & Vine Fish

Big White

Not learning my lesson escaping from the octopus I immediately nearly fell victim to this Big Shark. He was ready to chomp down on my leg as you can see here. Fortunately Chief Brody, ask Professor Hooper and Quint were vacationing in Pigeon Forge and saved me from this Big White. Some set of jaws, (get it?)

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Adventure Shark

Wedding Fish

Here’s another found image from our trip to Florida for Ernie and Sally’s wedding in April, 2011. We were traveling on West New Haven Avenue in West Melbourne when we spotted this Marlin on the front of Strike Zone Fishing. We stopped and visited. They have over 10,000 Fish, Hunt and Paddle products for sale. The store is clean and well ordered. If you like fishing you have to stop by, just look for the Big Marlin out front.

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Wedding Fish

Joy of Life Rainbow Trout

“The Great Rainbow Trout” is the name of this sculpture located in front of the Joy of Life art gallery in Douglas, for sale MI. The Saugatuck/Douglas area is an artsy resort area on the Lake Michigan shore just south of Holland. Great place for a get-away any time although I suspect summer and Christmas are the high seasons.

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Douglas, Michigan Fish

M Schettl Sales – What a Place

I find a lot of Big Things using the Roadside America website. This time I was looking for a giant flamingo and followed the directions to this place outside Oshkosh. Actually Vinland, Wisconsin. We were not prepared for what awaited us. These fish and the following birds, moose and other animals were all in a field outside M. Schettl Sales. And this was just the start. Check out all the photos of Animals here! There were more Big Things too, see Food and Drink.

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Mel’s Fish

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Mel’s Catfish with Daily Specials Board

Indiana Dunes State Park

We were in the visitors center at Indiana Dunes State Park when lo and behold I spotted this pair of stuffed fish. Not the biggest fish I’ve been photographed with but big anyway. One in the background is a Catfish and I’m not sure about the other type.

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Indiana Dunes Fish

Jim Hipp Fish

From I-64 you can spot this fish (largemouth bass? let me know) if you know where to look. Thankfully for my friends on “RoadsideAmerica.com” I know where to look. Doesn’t everyone plan their trips around things that are larger than life?

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Jim Hipp Fish

Sculpture Garden Fish

After Ernie and I got the famous Spoon and Cherry photo in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden (see latest in Food and Drink) we were walking through the greenhouse enjoying the flowering plants. We stopped to chat with a gardener working in a water pond. Well, lo and behold , the pond was capped with this glass fish. Go and see it, pretty cool, this photo doesn’t do it justice.

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Minneapolis Fish

 

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