Borderlands = Wonderlands

Words seldom do wonderlands justice; what you will see in the South West is a leather-jacket geology in mirrored shades, high heels and deep red lipsticks…

Cactus in memory of Benjamin Britten: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument


Destination Moon: White Sands National Monument


Guadalupe Mountains National Park


Beneath The Surface: Carlsbad Caverns National Park


Everything Is BIG In Texas: Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park


Leaning Rocks: Big Bend National Park


Rio Grande: Big Bend National Park


Chiricahua Mountains: Coronado National Forest


Painted Desert: Petrified Forest National Park


Newspaper Rock: Petrified Forest National Park


The Tepees: Petrified Forest National Park


Jasper Forest: Petrified Forest National Park


Martha’s Butte: Petrified Forest National Park


Red Rock State Park: Sedona

Urban Lattice

lat·tice
noun
a structure consisting of strips of wood or metal crossed and fastened together with square or diamond-shaped spaces left between, used typically as a screen or fence or as a support for climbing plants.

synonyms: grid, latticework, fretwork, open framework, openwork, trellis, trelliswork, espalier, grille, network, mesh,…etcetera

Studebaker: The Great Independent


From the speedway comes their stamina . . . from the skyway comes their style

You’re out of date without an eight

Smart to be seen in . . . smarter to buy

Your thrifty one in ’51

Studebaker-the great independent

The common sense cars

Craftsmanship with Flair

First by far with a post-war car

Respect Your Elders: Bavarian Beauty

In Germany they say Bey Em Vey. And they get out of the way…

The Driver’s Car

The Ultimate Tanning Machine

Vive la différence

Bavarian Cream

The Real McCoy

If you’ve wanted a Vette since you were a kid, you’ve waited long enough

Forecast Of A New Era In American Sports Cars

The Real McCoy

Wolf in wolf’s clothing

Aficionados are made, not born

Some things in life are memorable. Others are unforgettable

The average dream lasts 6.6 minutes. This isn’t your average dream

Europe Blinked…

Announcing The Death Of Speculation

E L D O R A D O


Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’

— Edgar Allan Poe

Der Beste Von Deutschland


Dr. Simeone discussed how Germany always produces at least one great race car every decade. The National favorites from the 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, and 1970s were featured in this Demo Day Event. They were all great international winners of their time.

  • 1927 Mercedes Benz S-Type Sportwagen, the brainchild of Ferdinand Porsche while he was working for Mercedes Benz,
  • 1937 BMW 328, der erfolgreiche deutsche Sportwagen,
  • 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, the race car of the street,
  • 1970 Porsche 917 LH, the car that inaugurated Porsche’s wins at Le Mans in 1970 and 1971.

When Beauty Is Not Enough: The Curious Case Of Alfa Romeo


Perhaps the greatest and most successful sports racing cars of all time were made by Alfa Romeo, particularly if one takes history back to the 1920s:

1925 Alfa Romeo RLSS:
These cars became popular luxury sporting models for individuals like Benito Mussolini who indicated that his car had a “magnificent engine” and the Aga Kahn said of his RLSS “a most interesting and enjoyable journey in one of the most excellent cars I have ever ridden in.”

1934 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Mille Miglia Spyder:
Consistent winner in the grueling Mille Miglia, both in the hands of privateers and the great Scuderia Ferrari drivers, these cars simply could not be beaten.

1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A
Clearly, the most advanced sports car of the last half of the 1930s with double overhead cams and valves, two superchargers, a transaxle, independent four-wheel suspension adjustable from the seat, and a magnificent styling. Automotive experts believe that these cars could not be beaten on the track or on the road.

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
Could Alfa Romeo bring back its glorious days?

Rosenau Brothers Garment Factory

Aura: Ruins Of the Industrial Era

This was a visit to the ruins of an abandoned clothing mill/factory in Lansford, Pennsylvania.

The mill was constructed in 1910 as The Century Throwing Company and went bankrupt when demand for silk products went south in the United States due to the introduction of  cheaper synthetic Rayon products.

The factory was purchased by two brothers in 1930 and began making dresses for ladies and girls for the next sixty or so years. In the early 1990s, the factory was shutdown when cheaper manufacturing elsewhere drove it out of business.

Abandoned Places like this, once the centers of their communities, suffer from neglect and lack of investment nowadays.

This is an attempt at preserving the past and hoping that the future will be, somehow, more glorious…

Music in this video is by un automne à Lob-Nor

The first track is called: polar elefant
The second track is called: boss A