Sunday, December 13, 2015

Orange Lake Trading Post




Orange Lake is a small community a few miles north of Ocala. Highway 441 runs through the middle of town. Orange Lake has the largest junkyard (i.e. trading post) I've ever seen. Piles and piles of stuff. If you needed a part for some obscure machine of ancient memory, you might be able to find it here. Actually, while the place is rather interesting, it is an eyesore. But it's been in its current spot for years and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

An interesting place -- somewhat of an eyesore, but I'm sure that's the last thing anyone thinks about!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend -- with or without any junk!!

Linda said...

It is a shame, Lowell, how some people just don't care. It looks like an otherwise lovely place. So sad.

EG CameraGirl said...

I doubt I would have the patience to look for something in this trading post. I suffer from information overload.

Lois said...

That's a lot of stuff! I like the Spanish moss in the second shot.

Kay said...

The term "chock-a-block" comes to mind. It looks like one needs to be a committed picker to find...well, whatever.

Taken For Granted said...

Who knows what marvelous treasures might be hiding in all that old junk, or should I call it "collectables"? Interesting place, but since this is Florida, I might be wondering what wildlife is also living there.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e boas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Halcyon said...

What happens when it rains? Does all this stuff just get soaked?

Tanya Breese said...

i'm wondering the same thing as halcyon!

Bergson said...

You can search a long time and find another think

Sharon Anck said...

We have a similar place but they use the greyhound park parking lot for that one. It keeps it a bit hidden from the street.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It may be an eyesore Lowell but I wouldn't mind having a closer inspection :)

William Kendall said...

A proverbial sea of junk!

VP said...

I think I would like to explore the place...

Shammickite said...

Crikey, the yard sale to beat all yard sales.

cieldequimper said...

It is a bit of a mess...

RedPat said...

Wow - overload!!
Thinking of you today, Lowell!

LOLfromPasa said...

What a huge place and your right, there is plenty of 'stuff' there. My husband would happily spend hours there - not me :).

Bibi said...

My kind of place. I am a thrift shop/garage sale junkie.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There are people here in our RV Park who hit these flea markets at least once a week ...I don't get the attraction ( especially when you live in small spaces), but many people wouldn't miss them.

Did you see me waving when we breezed past Ocala on Our way home?

Laura. M said...

A good "rastro" find old things.
A hug:

Gunn said...

I would have had a look around there.....

Kate said...

This looks more like a flea market rather than a trading post, at least the ones with which I am familiar in the historic Southwest.

Karl Demetz said...

A lot of stuff here, Lowell !
I need a chair...

José Mendonça said...

A junkyard... that's new for me.

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