Category: A View from the Road

A View From the Road

A Pick-Me-Up From Wyoming     Driving west on the I 70, we are cautioned to buckle up, as we accelerate our speed to 80 miles an hour!  Of course, this is a speed limit mandated to bring a smile to Kate’s face; and oddly, a sit back and enjoy the view, look to mine. …

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Vacancy We pulled over, in Pennsylvania, drawn by a sign advertising sheep skin coats; alas the coat was not to be, but this sign, in front of an old small motel, caught my interest. I wondered how long it had been since the “No” had been lit up; the small courtyard like establishment appeared to…

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Authorized Vehicles OnlyTow – Away – Zone This photograph was taken in the City of Miami Beach; away from the touristy Art Deco and sandy beach part of the city. I have no idea who the boy, sitting on the chain is, or how long he was there, before I came upon him, or how…

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The Temperance Fountain Did you know we had a Temperance Fountain in Washington D.C.? Or that it is considered to be the ugliest statue in the city? It was considered to be so hideous that it led to public art commissions being established for the approval of such civic gifts. I happened upon the sculpture…

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“Magnolias for Pittsburg” I do not know that without the snow, on the ground, I would have been stopped by this View From the Road; but a magnolia tree in bloom, in the winter, most assuredly caught my attention. This small park, located in downtown Pittsburg, on the corner of 7th Street and Penn Avenue,…

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Amelia Earhart Lookout     My most favorite finds, on the road, are the serendipitous ones; like stopping to look at The View From the Road, on our way from Diamond Head, heading toward Waikiki, walking over to the marker and seeing that it is the Amelia Earhart Lookout! This lookout commemorates Amelia Earhart’s flight…

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The Peppermint Pig Candy Store My introduction to the Peppermint Pig came from a catalogue, a good thirty years ago. This past summer, on a trip to Saratoga Springs, New York, I went searching for the Peppermint Pigs home; and found it. I have to say the store was very unassuming, and though I went…

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Thirty Years AgoThe Berlin Wall Came Down     “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”~ President Ronald Reagan ~June 12, 1987 History never happens in isolation; it was a moment that took on a life of its own, but it had not had a solitary birth. I will never forget the day this wall, which…

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Crown Fine Art, Brito, and Our Life This is perhaps one of the most authentic View’s From the Road, I have ever published. Kate was driving, in New York City, and I happened to spot this painting by Romero Brito; whom I oddly consider to be one of “our” artists. I literally had seconds to…

A View From the Road

Ms. Magazine Way   I was walking down 3rd Avenue, in New York City, in the rain, when I looked up and noticed Ms. Magazine Way. I did not take out my camera, but used my phone to snap this photograph, and truly wished I had someone there with me, to share the moment. So…