- 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
Pulling out of the Kmart lot and turning right both Ben and I let out a cheer of excitement when we saw this unexpected inflatable infront of the Mattress Warehouse store on Route 33 in Harrisonburg.
Another close-to-home-shot outside Duffield’s Farm Market. Silver Queen Jersey corn was in season. If you haven’t been to Duffield’s in Sewell, NJ, go. They have a llama, a peacock and other exotic animals for the kids to see. In May you can pick your own strawberries. Nice produce and baked goods too.
A particularly uninspiring image and a chincy inflatable. On top of that I had to plod through the snow to get there. Well, one of these images has to be my least favorite and if you haven’t guessed by now, here it is.
I suppose if there were other people that did what I do they would object to including inflatables as not being “substantial.” I take the opposite view. I like finding Big Things and since inflatables are so transitory they are more than found art, they are lucky timing art. Wendy is a case in point. Thanks to Nancy.
Here is another inflatable called in by a bunch of new Bird Dogs at Greenwood Park Swim Club (Go Frogs! Beat Greenfields!!!)
This may one of the sorriest of inflatables that I have ever seen. Dirty, underinflated, what a mess. I don’t understand how a business owner would think that this would attract customers into the showroom. Beats me!
Goodyear, Firestone, I don’t have preference. Here is another inflatable found on US-30, the White Horse Pike. Quite a surprise to find this one. Inflatables are opportunistic experiences when you are involved in this hobby.
“Gads, another inflatable. Has this man no sense of propriety?” A big Bronx cheer to you. Found this while out with a salesman in Alabama. You can tell by my clothes when I’m working (ha, ha!) Opportunity and chance make up a big portion of this hobby.
I call this the Casablanca Cone. This is a more or less stationary inflatable that shows up outside the Casablanca Ice Cream Parlor. Timing is everything in cases like this since, even though you know it appears you have to be ready to take action. One cell phone call and I dropped what I was doing, grabbed the camera and moved. This hobby is not for the faint of heart.
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.