The quarantine. One day it will end. The only question is when and how many lives will be lost until we get there. “Paradise Beach“; U. S. Virgin Islands (1960).
Social Distancing. Quarantine. In the summer of 2003 I traveled through the American southwest from Denver to Las Vegas. We crossed the Rockies, stopped in Arches National Park, Colorado thence to Moab, Utah, the Four Corners, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and eventually to Las Vegas. For me the high point of this trip was Monument Valley and the desert.
Maybe it’s just that I’ve been watching too many movies, but who has not seen “King Kong” (1933) or one of its remakes?
“Kong: The 8th Wonder of The World“; Manhattan, New York City c.1933
Some people see a face on Mars in a rock formation. Others have reported seeing Jesus or the Virgin Mary in their bathroom window or on a piece of toast. This phenomenon is known as pareidolia.
Can’t find your car, sir? Apparently not a new phenomenon as seen in this 1930s photo, especially since the majority of cars were of only one paint color, your basic black. I feel your pain.
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love….” Thank you Jackie DeShannon. Now more than ever in my opinion. “Young Lovers“; Balboa Beach and Newport Beach, California (July 4, 1922).
A very special image worthy of your attention. “Post Office: Beresford, Florida (1941)“. All the elements are present to make this an iconic image, the building, Pepsi sign, man on the porch and the car next to the post office. Perfect harmony.
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I have never been to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and probably never will. For me, my “Close Encounter” will forever be Shiprock. In 2003 I was traveling through the Four Corners and to my left about 25 miles distant I could see Shiprock. Even at that distance I will never forget the sight of what appeared to be a sailng ship in the middle of the desert. It was easily recognizable. I never was able to get any closer in my travels.
Two iconic images from the past. The lead photo is “Manhattan Bridge“, c.1919. You can see the Municipal Building through the cables and a trolley entering the scene at the left. Below is “Penn Station“. c.1949.