Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

On The Road to Poppies: Lancaster, California [Part 1]

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     I woke up Saturday morning with itchy feet. I wanted to get out and do something, something outside, in the sun with life around and about. But I was supposed to sit in front of my computer and edit stories.     My computer screen stared back at me, and I thought of the places I […]

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New Orleans Katrina Destruction, One Year Later

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    In 2006 Cameron and I returned to New Orleans to see the city in which we had both previously lived.     The Ninth Ward, on the other side of the canal from the French Quarter was still complete devastation. The homes were still standing, but abandoned. Weeds grew up in the yards and the only cars […]

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New Orleans Voodoo Alley

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    In 2006, when I returned to New Orleans after a nine year absence, Cameron and I stayed with a friend on the border of the 8th and 9th wards, near the Mississippi River.     Behind her house was an alleyway, this alleyway had a guardian standing at the entrance, and was littered with paintings and the […]

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Touring Los Angeles: Watts Towers

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     Growing up in Southern California, there was always an intermittent thought hidden somewhere in the back of my mind, the realization that I needed to visit the Watts Towers. Those skeletal towers -with a backdrop of blue sky- I had seen in photographs for as long as I could remember.      Finally the pieces […]

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Uncategorizable Photo: London Science Museum, WC Exhibition

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    Of all the photographs I took in London in December of 2009, there was one that obstinately would not fit in any category.     In the basement of the London Science Museum is a ‘How Things Work’ exhibit. This is an obviously older exhibit, as most of the items look to be from the 1950’s, but […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 3]

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    The interior of the large stone circle was littered with small huts, some more elaborate than others. This one has an entryway, which is where the men of 4000 years ago would leave their umbrellas when returning home to their overstuffed chair.     And the same hut, from a different perspective.     And the ponies of the […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 2]

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    After the coffee and the fire at the Two Bridges hotel warmed our bones, we set out again as it was not raining at the moment.     I had read a couple websites, and a couple guidebooks on how to get to Grimspound. It seems, if the weather is nice and a walk is in order, […]

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Stone Circles, Sherlock Holmes and the Rain at Grimspound [Part 1]

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     In this continuing adventure of walking on the moor, we had left my mother and I suceeding in only two of our three goals. [For the first adventure click here: The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges, [Part 1] ]     We had found beautiful scenery, more than enough to make the stunningly beautiful seem […]

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Eight Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 3]

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Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell in Southern England. My mother and I visited it one afternoon, between December showers, and I can’t describe how beautiful it is, so here are some more pictures. As it was early November in Lydford Gorge, the trees were turning […]

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Seven Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 2]

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Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor, sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell in Southern England. My mother and I visited it one afternoon, between December showers, and I can’t describe how beautiful it is, so here are some more pictures. The trail led along the edge of the valley, looking down to […]

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Seven Photographs: Lydford Gorge [Part 1]

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     Lydford Gorge is a Valley on the edge of Dartmoor. Sandwiched between Devon and Cornwell, in Southern England.       It’s sumptuous with water and green, unlike the Los Angeles Desert that I come from.      It was early December when my mother and I arrived, it was cold, in the 50’s and it had been raining […]

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The Devon Moors: Walking Near Two Bridges [Part 3]

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     The next photograph is a 360 degree panorama taken from the second tor.      [Please click on it to see it at full size, and maybe even click on it twice if your browser scales photographs for size.]      Starting on the left of the photograph, the oak trees are just barely visible in […]

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