Tybee Island // on film - The Dainty Squid

Tybee Island // on film

Monday, February 10, 2014

One thing Mickey and I both really wanted to do on our road trip was visit the ocean. We actually visited Tybee Island twice during our stay in Georgia. The first time we walked along the beach, found some barnacles, visited the worst little aquarium, and took a handful of photos.

On the second visit we stopped off at the Fish Art Gallery. I had seen it on the Roadside America app but didn't think it looked good enough to take a detour for. But as chance would have it, it was right on the way to the beach and we were sucked in. The outside of this place is pretty wild. It's a small yard filled with a wide variety of ...junk? I don't even know. There's a little bit of everything including a large giraffe, a bin full of mannequin hands, a giant tin mermaid and oh so much more. The inside of the shop is quite a sight too. It's full of random everyday objects made into faces and tons of typical souvenirs. Through a door in there you enter another section that would make any junk collectors heart skip a beat. Mickey and I both left with some really great things. I would definitely recommend swinging in there if you're in the area, even just to make small talk with the woman inside. She was quite the character. Hah! Aaaanyway, here are some of my photos from Tybee Island...
I can't fail to mention the fact we also went swimming in the ocean! It was in the low seventies and the sun was out, a HUGE difference from the temperatures here in Ohio. Everyone that spotted us running around the beach in our swimsuits shot us funny looks or made some mention of how "brave" we were. It was a bit brisk but I can now say that I went swimming in the ocean in February.

One last photo from the island, an accidental double exposure. I just like all the colors! It's funny because this picture represents Fish Art Gallery the best out of all the shots I took there. There's just SO much going on at that place, tons of colors, and things to take in.
I miss Georgia already.

All of the photos above were taken with a pentax k1000 and Fujifilm 35mm Superia X-TRA 400.

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12 thoughts

  1. Love this reportage. Great pics! And boy, is this a place that I adore. Crazy, quirky, kitsch, junk.....totally up my alley! Cool.

  2. Oh man, I'm so jealous right now! Here in Pittsburgh it's just snowin' snowin' snowin' ughhh. This southern gal wants some sun!

    Those are some lovely pictures, though, as always!

    Elyse @ Cuddly as a Cactus

  3. Oh my goodness, it looks so whimsically quirky! I do love seeing your adventures on film. ^-^

  4. That box of hands is so creepy. Makes me think of that scene from Final Destination. I do love old junk shops though for all the bizarre things that you find. Sounds like you had a great day. :)

    1. I bought one! The lady said "What are you going to do with this?" and I said "I have a shelf full of weird stuff at home, I'll probably put this on it," and the lady said "You should take me home and put me on your shelf! I'm weird!" Hahahaha. It was awesome.

  5. Come back some time! I live just down the coast from Tybee/Savannah and this time of year I DEFINITELY don't regret moving from New England!

  6. That looks like such a cool place! I love that last photo :)

  7. I love the pictures. I have always wanted to visit Tybee. It is on my bucket list!

  8. Those hands are my worst nightmare! I have a MASSIVE fear of Edward Scissorhands and disembodied hands freak me out so much!!

  9. Lovely photos! I recently bought a Pentax k1000 and this makes me pretty excited to get my photographs developed.

    Jess | Malt Memories.

  10. If you ever go as far as Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, you have HAVE have to visit the Gay Dolphin. You think you've seen an amazing place at the Fish Art Gallery, then you won't think so once you've been there. Trust me!


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