Archive for 2008


Saturday, October 25th, 2008

On the grounds at the Charles A. Lindbergh Museum in Little Falls, MN

beautiful blenders

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

For those who know of my baking affinity, it’s easy to see why this collection of antique blenders earns a no-brainer 4-star rating from me. Too bad it’s located on a concourse at the Oakland Airport.

sidewalk graffiti

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Just outside of my favorite ice cream shop in Kansas City:

fancy serifs

Monday, August 11th, 2008

From the timeline at the Spam Museum:

something deserted

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

My semi-annual pilgrimages to MN typically have me travelling on the same well worn roads I grew up on. The landscapes and landmarks are like old friends I rarely see but hold close to my heart.  On this trip, I had a rare reason to leave the familiar paths.

In the middle of a sparsely populated blue-sky-and-forest-speckled stretch of road, I caught a glimpse of something strange peering over the tree tops. As I passed by I tried to peer through the trees, but saw nothing.  I tried to shrug it off until i saw it again in the rear view mirror. And I turned right around.

I parked on the side of the road, pulled on a long sleeved shirt to protect my slightly sunburnt skin from further scratches, and slowly made my way through the trees and overgrown grasses (some taller than I was), camera in hand. Behold: a deserted building…though even now i’m not sure what kind.

Tin ceiling

fireworks and indians…er…pirates?

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Treasure City //  Royalton, MN

See also: Pirates and Indians were partners!

when opportunity explodes

Friday, July 4th, 2008

There’s one day a year I feel pretty confident I’ll have an opportunity to practice snapping some spiffy photos in less-than-easy conditions…and that’s Independence Day. Crazy low light, long vs short exposure, and wide vs short lenses. Oy! As is par for the patriotic course, I’m unimpressed with the results for this year. It goes to remind me some things are better experienced without a lens in between.

cut *that* out!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008


Being a fan of typography, I coudn’t help but admire Annie Vought’s work. Check out her website to see more papercuts and letterforms.

dining in the crypts

Saturday, June 7th, 2008


Theres a little London restaurant, The Place Below, in a most unusual location. The story of how it came to be is kinda charming. Bonus points for their rotating menu.

I can only hope such wonderful food will be available in the afterlife.

The setting calls to mind an Atlanta restaurant, The Abbey, which operates out of a defunkt church. The waiters are dressed as monks. The winelist is impressive. The foodfare arches off the beaten path, offering an ostrich dish, for example. (*upon search for restaurant link, it appears to have turned into….a nightclub?! Whoa! )

Someday I will probably never…

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

A recent change in “life events” has prompted me to call out of my repressed conscious (and subconscious) mind all of those “things” I would classify under “someday I’m going to…”

One of the things I remembered: building a grandfather clock.

I did an ol’ Goog-search, just to see what kind of resources were at my barely-trying-yet fingertips and stumbled upon Eric Harshbarger’s website. I ended up clicking around for quite a while admiring his patience and planning.

Someday, I will probably never make any of those things.