Category: A View from the Road

A View From the Road

Library Walk “Truth exists. Only falsehood has to be invented.” George Braque (1882-1963) – Le Jour et La Nuit Sometimes we must look down to see the view.  One of my favorite places in New York is the Public Library, on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street; you know where the two large marble lions, Patience…

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Arcadia Round Barn Once upon a time, this round barn, in Oklahoma, was the most photographed landmark, on Rout 66.  I of course had no idea it existed, or was such an iconic piece of Americana, when we happened to pull over, to photograph it, as we traveled, pre-quarantine, on Rout 66.  This is America’s…

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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…