Sunday, June 1, 2014

Car Graveyard // Temple, Georgia


One of my absolute favorite places in Georgia is this spooky spot in the woods behind my dad's house that's filled with rusted out and gutted cars. I'm fairly certain it was once some kind of scrapyard, but my brother says no one else really ever goes there anymore and pretty much all of the cars are so trashed I can't imagine anything being salvageable from them. Since my dad is relocating to Seattle this summer, I knew this trip would be the last time I'd ever get to go climb around on old semi trucks and snap photos of falling apart sedans. Unfortunately, I forgot to pack my camera for the trip, so I only had my iPhone on hand for snapping pictures.


There are literally hundreds of old cars, RVs and even school buses and single-wide trailer homes scattered around the woods, but unfortunately most of them were basically inaccessible during this trip thanks to poison ivy and water moccasins. I have tons of pictures from past trips on my old computer, so maybe one of these day's I'll post photos from those so you can see just how sweet this spot is. Jake and I were able to get into an old garage where we found an old Polaroid photo and a melted photo album, as well as some rusty tools and wasp nests (eek!). And just outside of the garage I found a truck that looks almost exactly like the one from Jeepers Creepers. Needless to say, that one was definitely my favorite.

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  1. I can't believe this is behind your dad's house! I am SO jealous. I love visiting junkyards and finding places like this. Last year I did a photography project at a place like this (although I called it a car swamp--because it really was a swamp full of cars) but I still need to post the pictures on my blog.

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    1. I know! I'm so bummed he's moving. My brother randomly found it while wandering through the woods one day. I don't think it's even accessible by road anymore. I would absolutely love to see your swamp photos! You should post photos soon!

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