Finland’s Presidential Palace

  On July 16, 2018, US President, Donald Trump met with Russian President, Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.  They met in Finland's Presidential Palace, shown above. I stood across this narrow canal in August, 2017 and took this photo.  Not because it looked like a palace, far from it, but just to document my presence.  It … Continue reading Finland’s Presidential Palace

Northern England

We found a B&B close to Hadrian's Wall in Northern England, but it was way out in the country.  The closest town was Brampton, about 6 miles. The Abbey Bridge B&B (click here) was at a cross roads of supply routes used by the Romans to support their defense of the Hadrian Wall.  Across the road was … Continue reading Northern England

Tortilla Flats

Tortilla Flats is up in the desert hills east of Mesa, AZ.  What's left of an abandoned old mining town is a bar and gift shop. This scene looks like a half-baked set from a spaghetti western.  The rails are held in place by bent over 16d nails, the new ties aren't even ties, not … Continue reading Tortilla Flats

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive  nominee for president, showed up in the Independence Day parade in Cedar Creek, NE.  Riding in the back of an unadorned black pickup truck, he was in stark contrast to the other festive, red-white-blue entrants. (shown at left) The bombastic, egotistical, self-promoting Trump drew lots of chuckles, claps, boos and water balloons … Continue reading Donald Trump