Category: A View from the Road

A View from the Road

Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial “They that go down to the sea in ships.” 1623-1923 By chance, we stopped in Gloucester, Massachusetts, where we happened to spot this very familiar View from the Road: The Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial. The memorial includes bronze plaques that list the names and dates of people who perished at sea; from the…

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Hey! I am Over Here, Come Take a Look! I wish I could make one of these memorable pieces of Americana, as I do so love road-side attractions, and must absolutely stop, if at all possible, to photograph a giant you name it . . . an orange, an alligator, a doughnut, a muffler man,…

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He is Waiting for You?   I saw this well dressed man, sitting, at a park, near a beach in mid-Florida, without the slightest ounce of pretense. He did not have an animal he was walking or waiting on, there was no newspaper or book or even a journal, to make him looke otherwise engaged,…

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D. H. Lawrence Gravesite “After Lawrence died, Frieda returned to the ranch accompanied by Angelo Ravagli, her Italian lover and later third husband. In 1934, she had this memorial built for Lawrence. The following year Frieda had his body exhumed, cremated and the ashes brought to Taos. Her plan was to have the ashes housed…

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Little Free Library Walking in Boston, Massachusetts, I spotted this “Little Free Library” and it was being used! I love the idea of these kiosks of free books, available for anyone who would like to drop by and pick up something to read or leave something they have already read. My only complaint with “Little…

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Elvis Statue Beale Street Memphis, Tennessee     I too was “Walking in Memphis”, on a dark and gloomy day, when I happened upon this statue of Elvis Presley. I had been standing on Second and Beale Street, contemplating B.B. King, when Elvis drew me over for a visit. Like oh so many others, I…

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The Pagoda City of Redding     Somehow one does not exactly expect to see such a full size Pagoda in Redding, Pennsylvania; yet if you venture up to the Mount Penn Reserve, you will find this seven story building, which was built in 1908. The Pagoda, which is listed with National Registry of Historic…

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Public Art at a Missouri Rest Stop     We pulled into a rest stop, in Missouri, and were greeted by this clever little man.     We are all more aware of things that go wrong than what goes right; an untidy rest stop can sour not only the moment, but our overview of…

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Albert Einstein     “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~ Albert Einstein ~   There is much to love about Washington D.C., including its endless unexpected offerings – like coming upon Albert Einstein, deeply engrossed…

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Picture Perfect     Driving along the coast, in Massachusetts, I happened to spot this man, standing on the rocks; positioning himself to take the perfect picture – of course, to me he was picture perfect!