Category: A View from the Road

A View From the Road

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!

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The Sign     It is “the” Las Vegas sign. The image was designed in 1959, by Betty Willis, who declined to hold the copyright, as she felt it was a gift to the city; thus it has been photographed by amateur and professional alike, and graced everything from magnets, yes, I have one, to…

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Apollo 3 Vanity plates do not always grab my attention, but how often have you seen Apollo 3 sitting in front of you in traffic, in the Maryland / DC area? Because of where I saw the plates, I assumed they were somehow tied to the space mission, but it turns out there is also…

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The Seated Ballerina Hitting the streets of New York City, I felt a bit like Forrest Gump, at the moment, where after years of running, he suddenly decided he was done, stopped, and headed home. Of late, I have been feeling like “been there, done that” when on the road, and thinking instead about things…