The blacktop had that shimmering, mirage-like quality that comes from great heat and makes the distance look unreachable. The sky was a bluish white color that looked like there was no sky, no lid to our world. Despite mountains on … Continue reading
Collected Road Thoughts: -words without translation — examples include the German weltschmerz and the Korean word for a certain kind of stress -societies that cannot be taught mathematics because of their lack of a number system and also the wonder … Continue reading
For as long as I have been driving 101 to or from Los Angeles I’ve been tempted to stop here: Initially, my desire kindled when I saw the magical words “Hearst Castle” for the same exit as the Madonna Inn. … Continue reading
Drive-by photography, a staple of the road trip. Ben is a hero of the American road. 13-17 May 2010
The Southwest is lousy with ghost towns. Two Guns, AZ At its peak, Two Guns was more than just a tourist stop on Route 66–it had a zoo, with mountain lions, bobcats and panthers, all penned in by mortar and chicken … Continue reading
more to come…
Getting there “the place where the road and the sky collide” Entering the forest, an afternoon moon from the top of Lower Yosemite Falls the lodge the Grove Grizzly Giant is the oldest of the 5 largest giant sequoias–conservative estimates put it … Continue reading
I spent yesterday collecting more of these posters. These are all from Manhattan, mostly on the Bowery. These two are very similar but not identical: But maybe I just want them all to be unique. This one looks a lot … Continue reading
I’ve found some more, twice NOT on scaffolding. What’s the deal? not on scaffolding: Sorry about the night photos. Tell me what these are!
Ben pointed these out to me when he was here in July I’ve been seeing them all over ever since, mostly in Brooklyn Have you seen any others?
Laura and I spent Labor Day weekend in West Virginia with guns, ATVs and home-brewed blackberry wine. [states visited: PA, OH, WV, VA, NY] The Wishbone Bridge outside the City of Bridges: Pine Grove, one-time boomtown, had 3 barbershops, now has none. in … Continue reading
a weekend in Maine with my mama road to a secret beach so many Emmas and a beach pup glorious junk a relic town going somewhere? out to sea… see you soon! off to Montreal with Molly…