Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA

Here are two greyhounds whose racing days are over but whose lives are not. Fortunately, they have some fans who make it their business to find loving homes for these former racers. They retire young: under five years of age, still with a lot of love to give. See the art deco movie theater behind them? [2003]

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Waynesboro, Virginia, USA

Geographers classify Waynesboro as a 'gap town.' With few good passes, the Blue Ridge Mountains (see them?) are a formidable obstacle to east-west transit. One of the first routes to open up, though, was through Jarmin Gap. Suddenly, a town was needed as a service center for the crossing. Wayynesboro sprang up to serve that need. [2017]

Friday, September 22, 2017

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Glass-clad buildings  have come to typify the post-modern skyline. It's hard to separate the building from the heavens above. Today, nothing is correctly conceived as categorical; everything is a continuum, a spectrum of possibilities. In an age of flows, the clouds seems to just flow through the floors, perhaps collecting data as they go. [2017]

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New York, NewYork, USA

Modernity was defined by industrial production of discreet objects that made our lives better. Out of the factories they poured, eventually to end up as fleas at a market. Post-Modernity is defined by the work that goes on in offices, the output of which lives in 'the cloud' until it is needed. Its yield of collectibles for the second-hand market: none. [2017]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Seal Beach, California, USA

If a retirement community is given the name Leisure World by its developer, a world globe makes perfect sense as the welcoming icon. That's right: The one in Maryland isn't the only Leisure World! But, the one here in Seal Beach has not been set apart as a census designated place (CDP) like its cousin on the east coast. [1988]

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Leisure World, Maryland, USA

If a retirement community is given the name Leisure World by its developer, a world globe makes perfect sense as the welcoming icon. The first residents arrived in 1965, and the population now stands at just under 10,000. Where is the development located? Leisure World is located in Leisure World, a census designated place (CDP) in Maryland. [2017]

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Basalt on Tenerife tells you that volcanic Mt. Teide is a cousin of the Hawaiian volcanoes: It rises from the ocean floor. When basalt cools it often fractures, but the most common results are columnar polygons and spherical boulders. Here, the basalt has fractured into a flower: La Piedra de la Rosa. Very unique. [2017]