Monday, December 4, 2017

Things on Poles

More desert oddities. You might recognize two of them from a previous post.

VW Tank (Yuma AZ)

Arizona Death Start (aka the golf ball house) Yucca AZ

Martini glass (Yuma AZ)

Go kart (Yuma AZ)

Truck-on-a-stick (Yucca AZ) 

 Cocktail Bar sign (Yuma AZ)

Motorcycle (Yuma AZ)

66 comments:

  1. I would've liked to be there when they put the truck up on the pole.

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    1. I agree Alex. I wonder if they used a heavy lift helicopter, or some kind of a crane?

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  2. ...Pat, what a GREAT collection, just the stuff I like to find!

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    1. Me too Tom! Lucky for me, there are a lot of weird stuff in the desert.

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  3. haha...and not yet the one shot men think about 'on poles'

    Have a great week.

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  4. Oh that wild and crazy Yuma! What a funny collection...thanks for the morning smiles.

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    1. That's right Sallie! Wild, crazy, and a lot of great food.

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  5. They are all fun to watch, but I love the golfball house. How different! :)

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    1. I agree Marlene! The owner of the golf ball house was going to give me a tour, but it didn't work out.

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  6. Rather a strange collection of things up in the air.

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  7. I love these weird little deserty things! Whenever I'm in the desert I'm constantly stopping to photograph all the crazy little things. They're what give it personality I think. Also, any roadside attractions of really big statues of mundane things, gets me going too. Giant carrot? SHOW ME IT.

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    1. I also love them! Lot's of peculiar items, AND peculiar people. I'm sure that many people think I'm one of them (although I don't actually live in the desert).

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    2. Well I hope you ARE one of them, I love peculiar people! :) Also, I have to say, I'm loving your header image THE MOST. Sigh. Joshua Tree memories. I've sold a surprising amount of my JT at Night poster, so I think that proves its awesomeness. Joshua Tree, I mean, not the poster, it's merely ok. Hope you get out in the desert again soon!

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  8. This didn't seem like your usual style Pat. But I loved them all, especially the truck-on-a-stick.

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    1. Hi Dennis! I'm always on the lookout for odd things while out and about. If you click on the "oddity" on the bottom of my main blog page, you'll see a bunch of posts related to oddities.

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  9. I've always liked things like these, the warped front wheel on the motorcycle gives your imagination different directions to go.

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  10. You are so right Jimmy! The first thing on that motorcycle that caught my eye was the front tire.

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  11. Hello, these are great finds. I like the VW tank and the golf ball house. Fun photos.
    Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day! I hope you are safe and not near the wildfires!

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    1. Hi Eileen! I always like finding things like this. We are in no danger at this time.

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  12. What a collection of interesting things to put on poles. That golf house is quite unique, I love it. It's too bad you didn't get to see the inside. I would have liked to see that truck hoisted up on the pole. It looks so small from your perspective but you know those trucks are big.
    Thanks for sharing, Pat and have a wonderful rest of the week.

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    1. Thanks Bill. I would have LOVED to see the truck put up there.

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  13. Well I wasn't expecting that Pat ☺ Love finding unusual things like this when traveling around. Super diverse collection of things on sticks here ☺

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    1. Thanks Grace! I'm sure there are more things on poles out there.

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  14. Love the title --and love this post.... You do have some great 'pole' pictures.... I remember seeing quite a few oddities like that along Highway 66 when we were out that way....

    Thanks for the smile today.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Thanks Betsy! Yes, there are several oddities along route 66 for sure.

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  15. Awesome! I love stuff like this.

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  16. Interesting collection of many things. I especially liked the truck-on- a stick. I even would like to have it for myself. It's so great.

    Pat, I enjoyed this post. A little spark in my boring life.

    All the best to you from me.

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    1. Thanks for the nice words Kaya. I even like just saying truck-on-a-stick.

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  17. I’d like to see inside the golf ball house.

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    1. Me too Jeff! Maybe someday I'll try again.

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  18. Perfect title to these cool shots!

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    1. Thanks Fiona! It's always fun to find things like these.

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  19. That truck on a stick has me baffled and amused. All in all, a really fun post, Pat. I'd like to visit that golf ball house.

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  20. A lot of interesting things do come on poles. Ha!

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  21. Hi Pat. A cool collection of photos! Who would have thought to make a collection of things on poles!! I think my favorite is "truck-on-a-stick". The Yuma area appears to be the capital of pole advertising. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Pete! Yuma is the capitol of many odd things! These are just a few.
      If you click the "Yuma" label at the bottom of the page. You will a lot more of the very odd (and very cool) things in Yuma.

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  22. You don't even have to write down the location to guess which country these would be found in :))

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    1. HA! That is so funny DEZMOND! And also so true...

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  23. Funny what people will do, great photos Pat.

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    1. Thanks Bob! Yes, especially so in the desert.

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  24. Truck on a stick haha. Great idea for a post Patty. Death Start haha - is that what it's really called? Hilarious.. and a little weird... Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Anthony! I really would have loved to see them put the truck up there.

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  25. That's quite the collection. You can find all kinds of strange things around the American Southwest - I remember a lighthouse somewhere along I-40...

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    1. Thanks Al! I agree, so many peculiar thing to see in the SW. I remember a lighthouse near Oklahoma City right off the I-40. I wonder if it is the same one you referenced?

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  26. ouch, this is crazy, but somebody had fun creating the poles. In a way you can call it art :)

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    1. Yep, I think it could be called "folk" art. Lots of it around the desert.

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  27. FANTASTIC selection of photographs, Pat! I love the truck-on-a-stick! Many of these remind me of a summer spent living in Las Vegas while performing in a Vegas revue at one of the casino's. One of the highlights was seeing all the various and creative casino signs, such as The Silver Slipper, which closed in 1988. However, I think you can still see the actual silver slipper in a museum in Vegas.

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    1. Thanks so much Ron! Truck-on-a-stick is one of my favorite things I've ever run across out there. I've seen photos from that museum, but as of yet, I've never been there.

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  28. i've seen the truck in Yucca when going through in '11. I think of this stuff as 'Americana', like the pink elephant car wash in seattle, etc.
    Nice pictures, Pat. Hope the season is finding you well. I'm back in Butte until around the 20th, when I'll head over to Puget Sound for christmas with the kids and grands.
    Mike

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  29. Hi Mike, "Americana" is a perfect label for these things. The "Golf Ball House" is right down the road from the truck. I'm doing well, my wife is just getting over the flu, and I'm so happy that I didn't get it. Hope all is well for you also.

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  30. Hi Pat, I enjoyed these photos and they definitely added a smile to my morning. That is important because it’s mostly cloudy and 40F here in Seattle this morning and I’m considering moving to a place like Yuma. :-) Thanks for showing us some of the cool things to see there. Two more things I enjoyed this morning from your blog: 1. The comment from Sharon Wagner, December 8 … “A lot of interesting things do come on poles. Ha!” That was literally an LOL for me. :-) 2. Your comment on one of your earlier posts, “Feel free to embiggen the photos.” I will be smiling about that all day! Thanks for sharing, take care, and best of the holidays to you and yours! John

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    1. Hi John, thanks so much for the nice words. Also, thanks for the in-depth comment. I love "embiggen." You also take care, and happy holidays to you and your family.

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  31. Hello Patrick! First of all thank you so much for the kind comment that you left in my blog. :) Second...you did such a great job with these beautiful pictures. The Truck-on-a-stick is wow...how did they manage that?! Very creative and interesting exhibition. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs from Luxembourg.

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    1. Hi Leia! The comments on your blog is always my pleasure. I find a lot of odd things in the desert. That is one of the reasons I like it so much. Thank you so much! Happy Holidays!

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  32. This must be an Arizona thing. I don't think we have any vehicles on poles here in Maine, lol! That golf ball house is kinda cool tho.

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    1. I think it's more of a "desert thing." I'd just like to know how they got that truck up there.

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