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July 22nd, 2013 Pacific Park & The Historic Santa Monica Pier
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 22, 2013) - We ended our short, fun trip on the Mother Road last week at the symbolic terminus of Route 66, on the Santa Monica Pier. I can’t imagine a more scenic spot for a historic road to end! It had been more than a decade since I visited Pacific Park, a nice little family amusement park on the pier and it was good to see that it was still looking good and by the look of the crowds, still very popular. By the way, the Ferris Wheel here is the world’s only solar-powered wheel. And it was nice to see that some extensive work was being done on the infrastructure of the pier, hopefully guaranteeing that the park, the historic carousel building and the nostalgia will be around for many years to come. Check out the photo gallery.
July 10th, 2013 Two Sides of the Dells – Whimsy and Nature
WISCONSIN DELLS, (July 10, 2013) – The wonderfully tacky and fantastically beautiful areas around the Wisconsin Dells offers photographers a diverse canvas of photo opportunities. From magnificent rock formations and waterways to oversize gorillas on front of family attractions, this place has it all. There’s even a plane coming out of the front of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The proliferation of waterparks and advanced and world-class rides in its amusement parks along with the natural surroundings, makes this a great vacation mecca. Be careful, the police are very vigilant of non-residents going as little as five miles over the speed limit. Just Saying. Check out my photo gallery.
February 22nd, 2013 Dr. Evermor’s Amazing Forevertron
NORTH FREEDOM, Wisc. (Feb. 22, 2013) – My friends insisted I didn’t want to trek out to Tom Every’s amazing futuristic garden of welded wonders. It was snowing, it was cold and it was getting near dark, but I said I couldn’t come this far into the northern hinterland without seeing what very well may be the most amazing display of folk art in the state. The centerpiece, pictured here, is called the Forevertron, a 40-foot tall, 320-ton compilation of scrap, built single handedly by Every. Steampunk fans will love this place. It’s a science fiction masterpiece, some of it from up-cycled NASA Apollo decontamination units. All the large pieces have names and a back story, and I was told Every used to show up a lot more than he does now. It’s still a work in progress and it’s truly an alien carnival of outsider art. See more of Every’s creations in my photo gallery.