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...
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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

31 October 2016

DOCUMENTING OLD INGLEWOOD # 2

The second installment of this series, documenting the old and quirky bits of inglewood before they all disappear. You can catch the first post here. Click the pictures for more info.

Fish n Chips
Faux Swiss
Those windows tho

15 October 2016

CHICAGO

Yep, now top of my list of best cities in the world for architecture. I found it to be pretty laid back compared to say New York and the like. Would go back...

Chicago 1
Chicago 8
Chicago 5
Chicago 3
Chicago 2
Chicago 9
Chicago 7
Chicago 4

14 October 2016

13 October 2016

COMMERCE OKLAHOMA

It's pretty much a one street town where the majority of the stores are closed or boarded up, but at one end of the main st there were a couple of gems. An old hole in the wall gas station and a Dairy King inside another old gas station. Despite its small stature, Commerce has a couple of claims to fame. Firstly it was the home town of the famous baseball player Mickey Mantle and secondly, Bonnie and Clyde killed one of Commerce's police officers in 1934.

This place is classic small town America and I loved it...

Commerce 01
An old Conoco Gas Station built out of a wall of the last building on the main st.
Commerce 05
Commerce 04
Dairy King 02
This was once a Marathon Co Gas Station and now run as an ice cream parlour
Dairy King 01
natch we had to have a sundae
The gas station back in the day
Commerce 03
The main st (Route 66) of Commerce, Oklahoma