Quite by coincidence, I stopped to admire a statue this afternoon: While I've driven past that statue/corner many times before, today I decided to stroll by and read the signs and found out it is not a tribute to some male surfer. Amelia Earhart! In North Hollywood! I thought, "That would be a great post … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019: Amelia Earhart
Traveling between Las Vegas and anywhere in California? There's an excellent chance of finding yourself on hot, monotonous, crowded I-15. If not in a hurry, consider a side trip to China Ranch Date Farm, especially if you are headed north to Death Valley on 127. Be advised, it's a bit remote, especially those last few … Continue reading Roadside Attraction: China Ranch Date Farm
Wake up! Yes, you, napping under those trees. I'm talking to YOU. No, you were NOT awake. I checked: Because there's a huge bug on your shirt. I don't know what it is. Some sort of moth or butterfly... A Motherfly?
On every fencepost of a house near my gym, an older man (the crow in photo 1) and his wife (the cute chick) turned the front of their home into a declaration of... well, of everything. Who they are. Who they love. Why they love. They are definitely in support of grandparents. Teenagers? Not so … Continue reading Roadside Art: Beautiful Thoughts Fence
To commemorate the final day (today) of my current commute (I signed an agreement not to discuss the details of my employment status change, so mind your own beeswax, all you stickybeaks!), here are a few of the sights (I hesitate calling any of this "Roadside Art") along my concluding route to and from the … Continue reading Signs & Wonders
Technically this isn't "roadside" art, but it is art, and it is on the road, so there. (Yes, I'm about nine years old emotionally today. Whaddaya gonna do about it, huh? Yeah, well, make me.) The annual Pasadena Chalk Art festival featured "Half Dome" by Jenson Castro in 2016: So there!
On Mane Street in Pioneertown (an easy drive from the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park), amongst the (mostly) fake facades, but not all the way to the fake looking but real post office, you will find a unique collection of art...(istic attempts). Did those directions make sense? No? Sorry! Let's try that again. … Continue reading Roadside Art: Almost Surely Art
Cruising through the Tennessee countryside with my cousin, I spotted some roadside art: "Art?" you say. "Those are hay bales. That's not art. That's farming." (And here's where you assume I'll teach you how farming is artistic.) (Wrong -- At least the part about me teaching you anything. Maybe it is artistic... Not why we're here.*) … Continue reading Roadside Art: Hay Bales
This place, just outside Death Valley, is like the motherlode of roadside art. If you want to visit with no expectations, look away, get in your air-conditioned car and go. Find Rhyolite on the map and head there. However, for a much faster visit, take a peek below. And if you want more info try the website or … Continue reading Roadside Art: Goldwell Open Air Museum
The above sculpture was photographed on an approach to the NW entrance to Joshua Tree National Park, at 71047 CA-62, a.k.a. the "Twentynine Palms Highway." A little research revealed the artist is named Simi Dabah, and that there is a nearby studio (near to the sculpture, that is), containing more than 600 sculptures! On the one hand, knowing the details … Continue reading Roadside Art: Sunburst Sculpture