Ray Ewing









This project represents six years of travel back and forth across America in search of roadside architectural replicas of, or homages to, ancient places. While traveling for work and school from 2013 to the present, these structures began to stick in my mind. This is more than stylized revivalist architecture, this instinct to create direct replicas or comical homages speaks to a greater spiritual connection to the land and traveling across it.

In America, we have created our own versions of spiritual pilgrimage. We want our grand tour, to see the wonders of the world, but we want them connected by interstates and with fast food restaurants in between. This beautiful escapism and its astounding willful ignorance is fascinating. I can't stop looking for these places and I am struck at how much I am let down whenever I get a chance to visit the original. I always prefer my concrete and fiber-glass American version.

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Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid. 1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis, TN 38105
The Castle of Muskogee. 3400 W Fern Mountain Rd, Muskogee, OK 74401
Church of Illumination. 5966 Clymer Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
The Parthenon. 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
The Pagoda. 98 Duryea Dr, Reading, PA 19602
Church of Illumination. 5966 Clymer Rd, Quakertown, PA 18951
1 Center of the World Dr, Felicity, CA 92283
Fishermans Castle. 3337 US-11, New Orleans, LA 70129
Luxor Las Vegas. 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
McCall's Haunted Farm. 34 McCall Ln, Moriarty, NM 87035
Stonehenge of Orem. 435 Center St, Orem, UT 84057
Albuquerque Pyramid. 920 21st St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Stonehenge of American Fork. 538 S 500 E, American Fork, UT 84003
Desert Christ Park. 56200 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191
Bamahenge. Elberta, AL 36530
Valle Hardware Feed & Supply. 593 Carol Dr, Williams, AZ 86046
Sandcastle Self-Storage. 327 Arizona St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Desert Christ Park. 56200 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Ben Lomond Castle. 9699 CA-9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Boomers. 67-700 E Palm Canyon Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234
Governer Hunt Tomb. 625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Sherman Oaks Castle Park. 4989 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Bloch Cancer Survivor's Park. Rte. 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Elisabet Ney Museum. 304 E 44th St, Austin, TX 78751
"Mt. Fuji" Lauritzen Gardens. 100 Bancroft St, Omaha, NE 68108
The Kentucky Castle (a.k.a. Martin Castle/Castle Post/Versailles Castle) 230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
Pioneers Park Nature Center Columns. 3201 S Coddington Ave, Lincoln, NE 68522
Iona College Boathouse. Glen Island Park. New Rochelle, NY 10805
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191
Tacos Jalisco. 82991 Bliss Ave. Indio, CA 92201
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191
The Mad Greek Cafe. 32110 S Las Vegas Blvd, Primm, NV 89019
The Dorn Pyramid. Higuera Street and Elks Lane San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Permian Basin Stonehenge. Preston Smith Rd, Odessa, TX 79762
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191
The Pulgas Water Temple. 56 CaƱada Road, Redwood City, CA 94062
Kelly Lake Castle. Interlaken, CA 95076
[unnamed] Stonehenge Replica (under sonctruction). Rte. 93. Lincoln County, NV
The Loveland Castle. 12025 Shore Dr, Loveland, OH 45140
James Buchanan Birthplace State Park. 6235 Aughwick Road, Fort Loudon, PA 17224
Kimball Castle. 59 Lockes Hill Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
Kimball Castle. 59 Lockes Hill Rd, Gilford, NH 03249
Valley Village North Hollywood Post Office. 12450 W Magnolia Blvd, Valley Village, CA 91607
Pyramid to Moses. Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA 94602
Whiskey Pete's Hotel and Casino. 100 W Primm Blvd, Primm, NV 89019
Luxor Las Vegas. 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Castle Craig. Peak Dr, Meriden, CT 06451
Stonehenge II. 120 Point Theatre Rd S, Ingram, TX 78025
God's Ark of Safety. 18606 Cherry Ln SW, Frostburg, MD 21532
Bamahenge. Elberta, AL 36530
Fremont Monument. Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA 94602
Subdivision Stonehenge. Heelstone Ave., Athens, GA 30606
The Stanford Mausoleum. Stanford University Campus. Palo Alto, CA 94304
The Gillette Castle. 67 River Rd, East Haddam, CT 06423
Ames Brothers Monument. 210 Monument Rd, Buford, WY 82052
Ha Ha Tonka State Park Castle. 1491 State Road D, Camdenton, MO 65020
Diamond Zen Center Pagoda. 18500 Diamond Zen Rd, Banning, CA 92220
Stonehenge. State St., Rolla, MO 65409
Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ Ministries. I-40, Groom, TX 79039
Knapp's Castle. Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Luxor Las Vegas. 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Camelot Inn. 2508 Interstate 40 Access Rd, Amarillo, TX 79103
Japanese Tea Gardens. 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco, CA CA 94118
Frenchman's Tower. 2055 Old Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Foamhenge. Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Lummis Home-El Alisal. 200 E Ave 43, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Hi Jolly's Tomb. W Elsie Ln & Hi Jolly Lane, Quartzsite, AZ 85346
The Precious Moments Chapel. 4321 S Chapel Rd, Carthage, MO 64836
Desert Christ Park. 56200 Sunnyslope Dr, Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Luxor Las Vegas. 3900 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Splash Kingdom Waterpark. 1101 California St, Redlands, CA 92374
Kentucky Stonehenge. 201 Lynn Ave, Munfordville, KY 42765
William Andrews Clark Jr. Mausoleum. 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Maryhill Stonehenge. 35 Maryhill Museum Drive. Goldendale, Washington, 98620
Walter Pyramid. 1250 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840
Six Flags Magic Mountain. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. 1660 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95191
Sutro Baths. 1004 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121