Our Lady of the Middle of Nowhere
From the collection of: MrBajeebus
Located in : Collections, Outdoors, Places, Religion, Statuary/Sculptural


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.

What Allee has to say about this:
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.