Located on the side of US Highway 60, just outside Miami Arizona, this shrine is very obviously loved and kept.
I think the plastic flowers add a particularly poignant touch, and are the ultimate of practicality in this desert environment. The photos range from as early as the Korean War to some that appear very recent.
We can all only hope that upon our demise, someone loves us enough to enshrine our image, protected by stone, and an iron gate, and surrounded by Bearded Lady Jesus candles.
The title sums it up perfectly. This place looks it is, in fact, in the middle of nowhere but once inside it’s a thriving metropolis of religious and familial clutter, as it should be in the perfect little kitsch world it inhabits.
As much as I love the combination of stuff and the mere thought of a Bearded Lady Jesus, not to mention that there’s actually a town called Miami in Arizona, my favorite thing is the carving of the bushes outside, somewhere between columns, which I suspect is what they were going for, and mushroom clouds.
Now I want to know if there are there any similar attractions nearby. This could be a road trip.
Oh yes, A Road Trip! If you need an excuse, why not! Kitsch is like spiders… There’s always some near by!
Glad you like my find.
Is it east or west of Miami on 60?
what side of the road is it on?
I may be near there soon and would love to stop and see it!
Coming from Superior it’s on the right side of the road, just before you get into Miami. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl
What an aura this thing throws off! My chakras are buzzing. I love it, and will go there. 90 minutes east of Phoenix, oh yeah, I’m goin’ next time I’m visiting that town.
Camera MUST be in your hand!
This is wonderful, Ive seen a few in France like this but with fewer contents. My living room would resemble this if my husband was keen but he’s not……