All Bright and Glittering


A nother long strange trip in a dream. It went this way. I was trying to get out of a city that was falling apart. Buildings were crumbling or on fire. Crime was at an all time high. There were riots in the streets. The rioters defeated the police because the police were understaffed. IContinue reading “All Bright and Glittering”

Long Time Gone


G oing where the sun keeps shining through the pouring rain. That’s what the song says. That’s what it felt like on many days out there in the high desert. This is the other end of Central Avenue, Route 66. In Albuquerque. It is a business district. When I lived there two old school cameraContinue reading “Long Time Gone”

88 Constellations


W hen we were getting ready to leave New Mexico we did a thing that some New Mexican like to do best. We went cruising. We weren’t showing off our cars. We were looking for our last pictures. And, we ate dinner at all of our favorite places. We went to places like Garcias, TheContinue reading “88 Constellations”

What Does It Mean To Travel ?


Travel. What does it mean? How do we do it? Normally it means going to a place other than your home. For some of us it feels like we move when we are done with a location. We moved to New Mexico after Hurricane Katrina. It was a good move. I always wanted to liveContinue reading “What Does It Mean To Travel ?”

Slight Return Two


I seemed to be focused on a kind of rebirth. Nature was there. Man builds something. Nature returns. Nature is here. And, so it goes. And, goes and goes. The base picture was made on Central Avenue, or as you might know it, Old Route 66, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The light there is astounding.Continue reading “Slight Return Two”

Moving Way Too Slow


From the inside. A lot of you liked the Aztec Motor Court sign. I thought I would show you what the actual court area looked like. My kinda place. Bed sheets for curtains. Paintings hung on the OUTSIDE of the building. Bits of New Mexico folk art hung just about everywhere. I’d like to say thatContinue reading “Moving Way Too Slow”

Slipping Away


Once upon a time. This place existed. It was one of those old motor courts located on Route 66, or Central Avenue, in Albuquerque. New Mexico. In fact, it was the oldest, being built in 1932. It was one of the five most important historical motor courts on Route 66. In later years it fellContinue reading “Slipping Away”

Being There


Driving all night. If you are coming from the west on I-40, this is where you stop. For a day breaks breakfast. Then you go on your way. You may continue east. To Texas. And beyond. Or, you may turn north on I-25 and stop in Santa Fe, or continue further on state roads toContinue reading “Being There”

Route 66


Route 66. Central Avenue. Albuquerque. New Mexico. The land of enchantment. The land of amazing light. And, high contrast. My kind of light. All the time. So much so that I cherished cloudy days. Like just about every photographer living and working in New Mexico. Since I’m not really in a position to produce aContinue reading “Route 66”