Today is Route 66’s 86th birthday. The Santa Monica pier was made the official Western terminus three years ago.
Two years ago today, Paul Talley and I made a stop at the Sunol Water Temple.The 1910 Sunol Water Temple is one of those quirky ‘only in California’ things. It is a memorial to the convergence of three sources of water, Alameda Creek, Arroyo de La Laguna, and the Pleasanton Well Fields. In the late […]
Today’s Slate has a great photo essay on dead neon signs, which of course can help make me think of my own trips to the deserted towns of Mojave. One is even in Oakland! Extinguished neon signs, their tubes broken, the businesses they advertised for decades long gone, the people who walked below them […]