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”

Last Stop Texaco


T his hell scape was once a busy roadside stop. They sold fuel, worked on broken down cars and had a little store. That was years ago when the road that ran right in front of it was a busy Route 66. Along came a new Interstate 40. The road in the background is basicallyContinue reading “Last Stop Texaco”

The Edge


T he edge of town. No darkness here. Just raw, bright New Mexican light. This is where Route 66 sort of comes to an end. It’s about as far west in Albuquerque as you can go, without leaving the city line. I think that these ruins, probably once a gas station and cafe, were causedContinue reading “The Edge”

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”

Tomorrow


There are many ways out of Albuquerque, but this is my favorite. If you are going on a road trip you can kind of say goodbye to the city as you leave. Even if you are not, you can pretend. This is what is left of Route 66 west of Albuquerque. Just a little overContinue reading “Tomorrow”

Traveling Mood


Driving in New Mexico can be tedious if you are on an interstate. Driving on many roads can be lonely. But, not if you are looking for pictures. As I recall I made a lot of pictures on this long day trip. None of them summed up being out on the road as well asContinue reading “Traveling Mood”

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”