08 January 2017

JUST SOME RANDOM AMERICANA # 2

More random scenes from my recent Route 66 road trip through the American mid-west...

Gardenway Motel
Built in 1945 but sadly now closed (2014). Awesome old school motel on Route 66 in Villa Ridge, Missouri
The Gardenway Motel
Soulsby Service Station
Located in Mount Olive, Illinois on Route 66. Henry Soulsby built the station in 1926, it last pumped gas in 1991 and is now a museum
ARTS BBQ
Art's Motel & BBQ Restaurant on Route 66 in Farmersville, Illinois
Cakes
Cake selection at the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, Illinois
Logan
Because cake. Logan, our server at The Ariston Cafe and a huge platter of huge cakes

05 January 2017

RANDOM UGLY


Between Christmas and New Year a buddy and I did a 3 day road trip around the south west of Western Australia. We had a couple of targets, like Wave Rock (he'd never been) and some silos in a small town called Ravensthorpe that a prominent Australian street artist had painted last year, plus others, but i'll post those soon enough.

We were passing through a town called Katanning, when I suddenly spotted this on the front wall of a small church. I wont name the church but I sure as hell am gonna share these images. It's so hideous that it's awesome...

Katanning church
Australia
Katanning

I wonder what it cost to create this magnificent dogs breakfast?

15 December 2016

THE HOOD # 323

Fresh new wall in Northbridge, replacing these previous versionsthis time round by Daek William, Ryan Boserio, Lewyblu and Ayres
Bath Bomb


Faces
Ryan Boserio

Lewyblu
Lewyblu

Cat

Ayres
Ayres

Daek
Daek William
Daek William

Turned
Daek flipped


03 December 2016

DUMP TRUMP

I've been finding a lot of anti Trump graff and street art pics from all over the globe of late, who would have guessed huh? So I figured I'd lump them all into one post...
location unknown

location unknown

location unknown

Atlanta, Georgia

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Vilnius, Lithuanian 

Beneath the Trump Tower in Manhattan

Melbourne

Sweden

Germany

Berlin


02 December 2016

JUST SOME RANDOM AMERICANA # 1

Just some random scenes from my recent Route 66 road trip through the American mid-west.

Boots Court Motel
Carthage, Missouri
Woody's
Joplin, Missouri
Downtown Miami
Miami, Oklahoma
Williams Store
Riverton, Kansas
Random Structures
Springfield, Missouri
Lincoln Motel
Chandler, Oklahoma
Wilders
Joplin, Missouri


14 November 2016

UNDER THE CHICAGO L

A few black and white shots I snapped while I was in Chicago this past September, all taken below the Chicago L

Chicago L 1
Chicago L 3
Chicago L 2
Chicago L 4

11 November 2016

THERE'S A CRACK, A CRACK IN EVERYTHING, THAT'S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN

Now I bid you farewell,
I don't know when I'll be back.
They're moving us tomorrow,
To that tower down the track.
But you'll be hearing from me baby,
Long after I'm gone.
I'll be speaking to you sweetly,
From a window,
In the Tower of Song.

I want to write lots of words about how I deeply loved this man, his poetry, his persona, his music, his everything, but not today. Besides I think I've said it all before. We all listen to music but sometimes the music and the words get you and you get them. This was my relationship with Mr Cohen. I will miss him terribly, but I am heartened that I still have his words to comfort me when I need them. Vale Leonard, enjoy the peace.

09 November 2016

04 November 2016

THE TEE PEE DRIVE IN THEATRE ON ROUTE 66

It's on the record that I do so love all things abandoned. So when I spotted this now abandoned drive in movie theatre in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, I was like oh yassss! I've since found out that there's a kickstarter in place to get it restored, sadly though it's been running for over 2 years and has only raised $160.00 of a needed $400,00.00 so I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. In the meantime, awesome photo opportunity...

Drive In
Screen
Projector Room
Screen closeup
Gatehouse

bonus shot (the only one I could find) of the Tee Pee from back in the day

oh and double bonus, a not so much abandoned bridge right next door
Sapulpa Bridge