Creation Museum (part 1)

While crossing Ohio, I stopped for a visit at the infamous Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. I took many pictures.

Scanning Color Negatives: A Method

Thus far my approach to scanning color negatives has been to play with it until it looks reasonable. It was time to sit down and figure out a better method.

Rockefeller Center Doesn’t Rock

What are you supposed to do in New York City in December? Go to Rockefeller Center and see the Christmas tree, of course. Dutifully, I made the trip.

Abandoned America: Painted Desert Trading Post

The Painted Desert Trading Post sits on an abandoned stretch of Route 66 in the Arizona desert. I was just crazy enough to drive to it.

(Almost) Abandoned America: Glenrio

Glenrio sits on the border of Texas and New Mexico just off Interstate 40. At first blush, it looks like a Route 66 ghost town, but it’s not quite abandoned.

He Had A Dream

Towering over exit 72 on Interstate 94 in western North Dakota is a giant metal sculpture of geese in flight. The size of a ten-story building, Geese In Flight has an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest scrap-metal sculpture. It’s just the beginning.

I Am Become Death, Destroyer Of Worlds

In 1991, the United States and Soviet Union signed the START treaty, and the 150 Minuteman nuclear missile sites in South Dakota were decommissioned. Almost all were destroyed, but the treaty allowed for representative sites to be preserved, and so Delta-01, and missile silo Delta-09, were turned over to the National Park Service for preservation.

Chinatown Restaurant Birds

Chinatown restaurants love to hang animal carcasses in their windows. Birds, in particular. Bad for the birds, good for the photography—and the eatin’.

X Marks The Spot: South Dakota Signs

Driving through South Dakota, eventually you notice the signs. “X Marks The Spot,” they say. “Think! Drive Safely.” On the other side, the same design, but instead of “Think!” it’s “Why Die?” What do they mean?

Wall Drug

You’ll see the signs for Wall Drug long before you get there. Hundreds of signs, for hundreds of miles in either direction of Wall, South Dakota, on Interstate 90. It’s not just a drug store.