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About a year ago I started thinking about flying to Charleston, S.C. to see the eclipse pass over the city and fly out over the Atlantic Ocean. As I began to look into the project I learned that hotels in the area started booking out in 2009. There went my three for on...

Bikini Contest, Orange County, California: First, second and third place winners.

I took this photograph in Beijing, China a few years ago and I saw it again on the news last week. Everything looked exactly as it did when I was there. The buildings, fences, signs, etc. are centered, lined up, controlled. Behind me were several hundred people scurryi...

I recently traveled to Massachusetts and came across this city park. It attracted my attention because it is the smallest park I have ever seen in my life. It's about five feet deep and twenty feet long which makes it about four times longer than the sign on the wall....

I found this artist's statement in the window of a studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Unfortunately the studio was closed so I was unable to meet the artist or view his work. But the little I could see from street level looked very interesting.

I love little baby ducks, old pick-up trucks, slow-moving trains, and rain.
I love little country streams, sleep without dreams, Sunday school in May,
And hay.

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Without a doubt, this is the most artistic men's room that I have ever visited in my life. Spain has a long history in the arts of every kind but I did not expect art in this context. It should have been signed, yes? It's in the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain. 

It's hard to get away from it all. This photograph was taken in our hotel room in Nice, France in April 2001. I remember being amazed then that this Philips TV was exactly the same model as my TV at home in California and it was the reason I took the photograph. In the...

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