OOPS! Italy 2004 Again

Sun Reflection, Lago di Garda While traveling my whole outlook is influenced by what I call the ‘amazo effect’. Food and drink taste better than they might at home, small, crowded rooms are ‘part of the experience’ and all of the people are fascinating. My eye is also skewed by…

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Italy 2004

  View North from Casa Caponetti Here are more in my “Photos While Traveling” basket. In 2004 we took a grand self-guided tour around northern Italy. We spent a week at a cooking school/farm near Tuscania, visited friends that live in Anghiari, and stayed on the shores of two very…

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Scotland +

    I will return to Eastern Washington soon enough, but this week’s post introduces a new series of photos that were taken while traveling in Scotland in 2010. I hesitate to classify them as travel photos because they are not really documenting our vacations but rather just interesting things…

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Tracks

      Connell Ellensburg This blog is supposed to be the words behind the image. Trains are an important part of the Eastern Washington story and appear to make a logical follow up to my posts on roads and alleys. There are, however, a couple of problems.  It might…

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Tragedy and Triumph (Lake View Cemetery)

  I encounter a lot of cemeteries in my travels.  Some are large and formal, others not much more than abandoned family plots and everything in between.  All record evidence of tragedy – premature deaths: of infants, or by war, or accidents and so forth – and triumphs of family…

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Trees 1

  I am taking a break from eastern Washington this week, however, I just returned from a trip there and got some potentially interesting photos that I will share later. The tree photos that I am sharing this week are very personal – a reminder of my youth.    …

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Grain Bins (or elevators or silos, or…)

  Skyscraper grain bins (also called elevators or silos, it all depends who is speaking) are monoliths that dominate space, community and economy.  As vast as the horizon can be on the Columbia Plateau, it is difficult to find a view that does not include a grain elevator of some…

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Alleys

  Alleys are, of course in towns and cities everywhere and there is little unique to the ones that I have explored in eastern WA. However out there I have never been concerned just wandering in them. I have never witnessed apparent drug deals or disturbed the sleep of a…

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Roads (Better Formatted)

As in most regions, roads in central Washington vary (in quality, in accessibility, in scenic ratings, in photo opportunities, pick any or all) from Interstate to cart paths. In eastern Washington the majority are closer to the latter. Generally my project is bordered on the north by Interstate 90 and…

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Geology 101

The towns of Connell, Kahlotus and Washtucna are located in the bottom of Washtucna Coulee and are major players in my wheat country project. What is a coulee you might ask? Well… The Columbia Plateau is etched with deep, steep sided channels in the many layers of basalt that form…

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