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motel redwood

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

According to the sign, the motel offers ‘Color TV’ in the rooms. Television…in color! Make your reservations now!

I recall this motel from when I was a boy living in Iowa. I grew up, moved away, didn’t come back for years and still more years. It’s still there, getting seedier and more wonderfully anachronistic.

Categories: buildings, winter

swine barn

December 17, 2009 1 comment

Buildings like this…large, utilitarian structures…make me wish I’d studied architecture. I’ve no real desire to build houses or offices or skyscrapers, but I love the rawness and complexity of these sorts of repetitive and conspicuous beams and struts.

woman wearing a sombrero & drinking beer while sitting on the moon with a water tower in the background

December 10, 2009 Leave a comment

This just goes to prove that if you look around long enough, you’ll see stuff.

Categories: buildings, city, fog, streets

two piles of rock

December 3, 2009 Leave a comment

I was walking along minding my own business when I spotted these two piles of rock. For some reason, I found them completely compelling and so I did what I often do when I find something compelling–I took a photograph.

When I looked at the photo later I still found the two piles or rock intriguing. But they’re just two piles of rock, one dark, one light. Two piles of rock in front of a chain link fence topped with razor wire, behind which is some sort of concrete wall. Really, when you think about it, there’s nothing here that’s even remotely attractive. But I still love this photo.

I figure it’s best not to spend too much time thinking about why.