Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Trig Points

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Do you know where you are?   England is dotted with over 6000 hidden-in-plain-sight concrete pillars. I had never heard of them until now, but once I did, I had to go find myself a few. They are called Trig Points. With Satellites and cell phones it’s easy to know where you are. But 75 […]

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Hiking Los Angeles: Abandoned Dawn Mine

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      There are three ways to hike to the abandoned Dawn Mine above Altadena: the first is closed, the second is over-grown, but the third, in a metaphorical bear sense, is just right.       John W. Robinson, in his book “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriels,” says that Dawn Mine is […]

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Fort Irwin’s Painted Rocks

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     They went and put the military base in the middle of nowhere, hidden between the low rocky hills and the wide open dry lake beds of the Southern California deserts, probably because they wanted to blow things up in peace and quiet.      I didn’t come to Fort Irwin to visit the military, but […]

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Anchorage, Alaska: Fur Rondy: True Fur Hats

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    In 1935, when Anchorage Alaska had a population of 3,000, and winters meant hibernating with a fire and cartloads of wood, there began a festival.     A festival set in February: the dead of snow bound winter.     It was called The Fur Rendezvous, or shortened today to The Fur Rondy.     This festival was timed to coincided […]

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Touring Los Angeles: The Crumbling Hermon Car Wall

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     After randomly hearing about a wall built with car parts in Los Angeles, it took me five months to find Hermon’s Car Wall, and, well, it was partly worth it.      After five months of (very intermittent) searching, there were grandiose visions in my head of this wonderful wall stretching into infinity, with thousands […]

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Seven Photographs: Highgate Cemetery in the Snow [Part III]

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Click here to see other photographs from HighGate Cemetery including directions and history.

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Seven Photographs: Highgate Cemetery in the Snow [Part II]

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Click here to see all the photographs from Highgate Cemetery including directions and history.

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Douglas Adams resting at Highgate Cemetery

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I don’t know what to say. I have listened to Mr. Adams read ‘Last Chance to See’ so many times my girlfriend gets annoyed when I quote it verbatim. My Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy books are falling apart because they are my go-to books when my brain hurts. I planned to stand next to […]

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Seven Photographs: Highgate Cemetery in the Snow [Part I]

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     My aunt, knowing that I love cemeteries, told me to visit Highgate Cemetery. I went looking on the web to see what all the fuss was about. I clicked on the Friends of Highgate Cemetery website and looked at the list of famous interns. The first on the list is probably one of my […]

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Eight Photographs: Snow on Brompton Cemetery, London

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     On a snowy walk, between my Aunt’s house on Fulham Palace Road and The Earl’s Court Underground Station, I randomly came across a cemetery.      After wandering about, I looked up a little of its history.      It was created by an act of Parliament in 1840 along with six other cemeteries. At that […]

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Random London Snow Photographs: Well Endowed SnowWoman and Drink More Gin!

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This was made by a couple of young ladies, in a park near Earl’s Court, London. A novel use for those coal pieces that once went for eyes. Drink More Gin! For those that know me, no explanation is required.

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6 Photographs: Fulham Palace Road Cemetery in the Snow

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Just down the road from my Aunt’s house in London is the Fulham Palace Road Cemetery. It had stopped snowing for the afternoon, so I went out wandering with my camera. The last time I was at this cemetery, it was not snowing, Click here to see those photographs,

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