Luke knows how to brew a good beer

February 28, 2016 / 2 comments

You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a brewery or distillery in oregon. that’s what they say and this is what I tell you now after my visit. if you look up in the sky chances are you see big crying clouds while visiting early in the year. so visiting breweries and public houses…

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girlish spirit under christmas tree

September 11, 2015 / 0 comments

when i was travelling the famous hwy 49 through the california gold country i visited numerous cute old little towns and even more ‘antiques & collectables’ stores. while i was taking a portrait of a bubbling brunette woman in such a store in mariposa, who was absolutely thrilled to be photographed (i gonna tell her…

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matching patterns

August 4, 2015 / 3 comments

mariposa is a small sleepy town roadside the famous hwy 49 but downtown is cute, well preserved with many antiquites & collectables, used, art and jewelery shops, galleries and delis with homemade food. it was around noon when i arrived, parked and started strolling down main street. it was too early to go for lunch…

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marcia, fred and potatoes

July 21, 2015 / 0 comments

almost exactly one year ago we travelled the u.s., seven states in about three weeks: california, oregon, idaho, wyoming, montana, utah, nevada. it was another u.s. trip before when i started my personal ‘strangers’ project when i made a two weeks road trip all by my own through the california gold country, to and fro…

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john, lord of steam locomotives

June 1, 2015 / 2 comments

i am not specially interested in trains, engines and the railroad business, but the relics of the western pacific railroad company you can find all over the place in california always caught my eye, because i am fascinated by the gold rush era and everything that remained to be seeked and found. on a two…

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michael with the ‘wasn’t-me-face’

May 19, 2015 / 0 comments

michael, an 18 years teenager, tall and skinny with slightly greasy hair but with the most winning smile as if the sun comes up in the gloomy barroom, placed me in the armagosa restaurant in death valley junction. this place is almost completely abandoned, only the hotel and the famous desert opera house are still…

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the dead salmon’s murderer

April 25, 2015 / 2 comments

there is nothing around the amargosa opera house & hotel in death valley junction but a handfull of abandoned buildings, a mine or gravel plant that doesn’t seem to be running and the amargosa cafe. it offers free breakfast (toast & coffee) for hotel guests. if you are tired of granola bars and apples, which…

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Mobile Piano Anna

April 1, 2015 / 6 comments

As SXSW 2015 ends, it reminds me of my time at this famed festival last year.  You get to meet a lot of interesting people.  One of which I met Anna, who lives in a motorhome that’s a makeshift “mobile venue”.  Anna, originally from Montana has lived in New Orleans for the last few months after…

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the adventurous sisters

February 1, 2015 / 5 comments

i met the girls (sofia 12 and alessia 15) on the top of a zip lining tower at the moaning cavern near angels camp, california, waiting for the race. while it was the first time for me and her father they were experienced flyers and wanted to do the ‘super hero style’ this time, which…

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straight faced kindness

January 27, 2015 / 4 comments

when i stepped into “fat freddy’s” bar and diner in jackson, california, by noon it was dark inside. only a few figures at the bar were drinking beer. nobody seemed to notice me. but as soon as i seated myself and studied the menue the barman slowly went to the end of the counter, grabbed…

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