Well, the year of 2017 found me twice in this gem of a place in the middle of nowhere in White, Georgia. It is a true photographer’s heaven, especially if you love old cars, junkyards, and the beauty of nature reclaiming the landscape. It’s not too shabby for getting those creep factor shots in either…a bit eerie when you’re wandering about in there alone. No need to worry though. The owners are fantastic, the trails are well worn, and the signage along the way is quite entertaining.
When my photography club set up this outing, my first thought was, “If only I had known about this place while my Daddy was still alive. He would have loved it!” This thought was only confirmed as I arrived there and began wandering about.
When you first go in, you might stumble upon some interesting, and maybe even creepy things …like dolls. “Dolls?” you ask, “in an old car junkyard?” That’s right…dolls.
You just never know where you might find one…or twenty…lying about. Now, I don’t think they move about, so you might be safe. But one just never really knows, you know.
You’ll mostly definitely stumble upon an old bicycle line-up. It leads the way into the heart of the city.
Oh, and another doll. I forgot about her. I think she’s been waiting a really long time for a ride.
There are also other odds and ends scattered about, like old cash registers, chairs, cans…you name it, and you can probably find it in there somewhere.
Oh, and there’s another doll I missed. Strange how they mysteriously pop up. Hopefully, we won’t run into any more.
Did I mention that there’s a bit of an artistic flair to this 32-acre masterpiece?
Now, be sure to put your walking shoes on and take some water and snacks when you head out there (because I know you’ll want to see this place for yourself). There are 6 miles of walking trails, and trust me, you’ll get wandering about and turned around and travel the same trail twice or more, and that 6 will turn into 10 pretty quick! Well, maybe not quick, because it’ll take you all day and probably a couple more to see everything. And if you spread your visits out like I did, you might just find a few things change in the newer parts. Then you’ll have to see it all again.
Well, thankfully no dolls showed up in the middle of those trails. I was beginning to get a little worried. So now I guess it’s time to get to what you really wanted to see…all of those old cars.
Mother Nature decided to put her artistic touch throughout the city, and I think she got a little carried away with a few of her pieces.
But for the most part, nature and machine blend quite nicely.
I thought we were safe from the dolls, but I see one popped up on the hood of a truck. That little one is especially creepy.
While you’re there, don’t miss all of the cool hood ornaments.
Yeah, yeah, I know. Some of those aren’t actually hood ornaments. But hey, at least we didn’t run into anymore creepy dolls.
So, I hope you enjoyed the journey, and if you ever get the chance, head on out and see this place for yourself.