Jamie says that it’s always an amazing feeling to find a hidden gem like this far away from the hectic roads of Michigan, and I wholeheartedly agree! Lots more hidden gems in Jamie’s Buildings & Structures gallery on Flickr & you can learn more about Jamie’s photography workshops on his website!
Big Boy Graveyard by Charles Peace
Many of you have read my previous post of the old post regarding the “Legend of the Big Boy Graveyard”. Since, it has been one of our most popular journal entries, resulting in a lot of search traffic and people trying to find the statues. But we won’t be giving out any locations here.
…I feel that what used to be called the “Big Boy Graveyard” can no longer be dubbed as such. As the previous photos showed there was a third Big Boy lying on the ground with a hamburger alongside it. It was more of a dump site.
Now however, it is less of a graveyard and more of an entrance to a chained off driveway to the dump site. Rather than lion guardians to the driveway, they’re old, deteriorating Big Boy statues. They don’t quite fend you off as much as the lions. But I think most people would agree there’s still a bit of creepiness (and delight?) when seeing this great Michigan icon out of context.
Charles received his BFA in Photography from Northern Michigan University but I haven’t been able to find his current work.