Category: A View from the Road

A View From the Road

Mayberry, North Carolina (Mount Airy) One of the things, which I most love about the road, is the opportunity to step into other worlds, often long gone. There is something about Main Street, USA, that will always draw me in, coaxing me to pull over and walk the streets of towns that remind me of…

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Straight to the Point During this time of year when it feels like it all about light, whether trying to bring light to the darkness of winter, in the northern hemisphere, or celebrate the holidays with lights, I found this display quite simple yet affective, as it is straight to the point. The colorful light…

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The Delacorte Clock   I love Central Park, in New York City; and I love that despite growing up in the age of horror stories about Central Park, I now very much feel like it is one of those wonderful places in the world, that I own, at least, just a bit. The first time,…

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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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Zane Grey Road My Father loved his cowboy novels; I am sorry that I never read Larry McMurtry or Zane Grey, while my Father was alive, we would have had some interesting conversations. Kate and I read Riders of the Purple Sage, aloud to one another, as we drove cross country; and yes, we did…

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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…