A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Posts tagged “humor

No Inspection

Pretty sure this former service station hasn’t offered inspections, or any other services for that matter, in a number of years.

(Another note to self:  Pay attention to reflections in window glass)

Pratt, Fayette County, WV

Pratt, Fayette County, WV


Edelman & Bethel

One stop shopping for your construction and spiritual needs in Smithers, West Virginia.

Smithers, Fayette County, WV

Smithers, Fayette County, WV

The Repair Pad

Early morning roadside scene in Quick, West Virginia.

Had a couple technique breakdowns during the making of this image, but managed to coax out enough image quality to have a passable blog post.  (Note to self:  remember to check and see if your polarizer is attached to your camera before cranking the ISO up to 1600 and trying to handhold slow shutter speeds).


Roadside Scene

Small shanty with lots of “stuff” on a well-tended property in Clay County, WV. 



The two toilets stand as a stark yet puzzling counterpoint to the grim message etched onto the bricks.

This image was brought to you by the very same building as my previous post, “Fresh Eggs”.  Weirdness aplenty at this location.  🙂

Braxton County, WV

Follow Signs

Follow signs….a colossal “T”…..what does it all mean?

I never figured it out for certain, but after making this photograph I did have a sudden craving for a turkey sandwich.

US 119, Kanawha County, WV

Lucky Buffet

Lucky indeed!  Especially so for those keeping an eye on portion size.

Photographed while traveling on business in St. Mary’s, WV.

St. Mary’s, Pleasants County, WV

Hoop Dreams 3

In an earlier installment on this blog I posted a photo of a boat that had been accidentally re-purposed as a planter.  Well today we have a bread truck that has been purposely re-purposed as a basketball backboard, a most welcome addition to my ongoing Hoop Dreams series. 

You just never know what you might come across travelling the back roads of West Virginia.

WV Rte. 36, Roane County, WV


One neat thing about West Virginia is that building codes are rarely enforced.  This gives the populace an opportunity to get a little creative with their building endeavors and to improvise minor details, like maybe foundations, on the fly. 

In this case it would appear that the larger structure is moving with glacierlike force and certainty toward the smaller structure, and in the process exerting a significant squeeze on the little white door.

Calhoun County, WV


Stickers….  they’re not just for bumpers anymore!

Came across this secondhand shop entry door almost completely covered with union/construction oriented stickers in Huntington, WV.

Huntington, WV