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California desert, cowboy boot, by David B

California desert, cowboy boot, by David B


Beautiful live oak, southern Louisiana

Beautiful live oak, southern Louisiana

Live oaks are called that because they are always green. Their wood is so heavy and dense that it sinks. The U.S.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides," had three layers of wood in its hull: two layers of horizontal white oak planking and a middle layer of rock-hard, dense live oak laid vertically.


Vasey's Paradise, Grand Canyon

Vasey's Paradise, Grand Canyon


View of the rafts from a side canyon creek

View of the rafts from a side canyon creek


Elves' Chasm, Grand Canyon

Elves' Chasm, Grand Canyon

Preparing to jump into the pool


A campsite on the Colorado River, in the Grand Canyon

A campsite on the Colorado River, in the Grand Canyon


Deer Creek Falls, Grand Canyon

Deer Creek Falls, Grand Canyon


Upper Deer Creek, above the falls, Grand Canyon

Upper Deer Creek, above the falls, Grand Canyon


Playing after Lava Falls

Playing after Lava Falls

The children on a river trip relax and play in the evening after running Lava Falls


Looking upstream, Grand Canyon

Looking upstream, Grand Canyon


Lower Canyon, Grand Canyon

Lower Canyon, Grand Canyon


Delgadillo's, real bathroom

Delgadillo's, real bathroom


Delgadillo's, fake bathroom

Delgadillo's, fake bathroom

Delgadillo's is a legendary stop on Route 66 in Arizona, near the Grand Canyon. The beloved patriarch died recently but his family continues his tradition of good food, wild decor and practical jokes.


Lucky Dog stand, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lucky Dog stand, New Orleans, Louisiana

Ignatius O'Reilly, the narrator of Confederacy of Dunces, worked at a Lucky Dog stand for a while back in the 1970s. You can still see them in the "Quawta."


Boston Public Garden, downtown, and Beacon Hill at night

Boston Public Garden, downtown, and Beacon Hill at night

Boston has always thought of itself as the shining city on the hill, as it is here, with Beacon Hill and the Capitol to the left, and the tall buildings beyond the Public Garden and Boston Common. The quotation comes ultimately from Matthew 5:14: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid." It was a great favorite with the Puritans.


"France Sucks" t-shirt in a Boston window

"France Sucks" t-shirt in a Boston window

A North End, Boston souvenir store shows its colors.


Christian Science Hall of Ideas, Boston

Christian Science Hall of Ideas, Boston

The Christian Science empire in downtown Boston includes this Star Wars decor and a very nice cafe open to the public.


Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, across the river from Harvard College


Harvard Boathouse

Harvard Boathouse

Harvard University's Boathouse on the Charles River, Cambridge, Massachusetts


Yale University, oldest buildings

Yale University, oldest buildings

Connecticut and McClellan Halls are the oldest buildings on the Old Campus of Yale University, which was founded in 1701. Yale is the third oldest American university, after Harvard (1632) and William and Mary (1693).


Yale University, Harkness Tower

Yale University, Harkness Tower

Both U.S. Presidential candidates studied here in the 1960s.


The Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library

One of the great buildings of a great city, built by McKim, Mead and White in the late 1800s. The Boston Public Library was founded in 1848. Boston was the first American city to support one.


The road to Sky City, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

The road to Sky City, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

Acoma Pueblo is a village on the 357-foot-high mesa at the end of this road. From a distance it is almost impossible to see, a good protection for centuries from raiding Apaches and Navajo. The Spaniards came in the 1600s looking for the Seven Cities of Cibola, which they hoped were full of gold.


Shotup_truck

Shotup_truck


Southern Louisiana, a typical street

Southern Louisiana, a typical street


Southern Louisiana fun

Southern Louisiana fun

Finding coins that they had left to be smashed on the railroad tracks


Southern Louisiana back yard with wind chimes

Southern Louisiana back yard with wind chimes


Back yard, southern Louisiana

Back yard, southern Louisiana


Mardi Gras dress, Lake Charles, Louisiana Mardi Gras Museum

Mardi Gras dress, Lake Charles, Louisiana Mardi Gras Museum


Pianogator

Pianogator

Lake Charles, Louisiana is full of these gators. They were painted and sold to raise money for the local symphony orchestra. (See www.gatorsonthegeaux.com) This is a Pianogator. There is an Avigator at the airport and an Investigator outside a legal office.


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 1

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 1


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 2

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 2


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 3

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 3


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 4

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 4


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 5

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 5


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 6

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 6


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 7

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 7


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 8

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 8


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 9

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 9


Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 10

Charpentier District, Lake Charles, Louisiana, house 10


Salt Lake City from the airport, April 2005

Salt Lake City from the airport, April 2005


Great Salt Lake, Utah, from the air

Great Salt Lake, Utah, from the air


Salt Lake City from an airplane

Salt Lake City from an airplane


Pacific Ocean with cactus, from Pacific Palisades

Pacific Ocean with cactus, from Pacific Palisades


Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village

Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village


Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village

Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village


Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village

Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village


Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village

Universal Studios: flash flood in a Mexican village


Universal Studios: harbor from Jaws

Universal Studios: harbor from Jaws


Universal Studios: War of the Worlds set

Universal Studios: War of the Worlds set


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