While crossing Ohio, I stopped for a visit at the infamous Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. I took many pictures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 restaurants love to hang animal carcasses in their windows. Birds, in particular. Bad for the birds, good for the photography—and the eatin’.
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?
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.