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Wigwam Motel in Cave City, KY

And so I did.  This is one of the last three Wigwam Motels left in America (The other 2 are in Holbrook, AZ and Rialto, CA).  The beds were surprisingly comfortable, the room quite cozy.  Be forewarned, the modern creature comforts are not found (no…

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Ave Maria Grotto

Another beautiful day, another incredible grotto.  This weekend’s tour has become a study in organized cacophony.  It seems that the sites that I have seen in the last few days are so densely packed that at first glance the sheer volume seems to overwhelm.  But just…

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Joe Minter's African Village in America

Words can’t begin to describe the environment of Joe Minter, nor can I tell you how lucky I am for getting to spend a few hours with he and his wife, Hilda, at their home on this perfect Saturday afternoon.  Maybe photos will tell… African…

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Kentuck!

Finally!  Kentuck!  I have heard about this art festival for years, and it didn’t disappoint. The day was gorgeous, and the venue perfect.  Northport, Alabama is just north of Tuscaloosa, with a great old downtown and picturesque festival grounds.  There are hundreds of artists (no…

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Billy Tripp's Minefield in Brownsville TN

What a great day to be on the road! 66 and sunny and heading through the back roads, listening to the music, changing course often.  One slight caveat…I neglected to fill up the tank when I left Cape Girardeau, MO this morning…oop   Suddenly along…

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News from the Orange Show – Flower Man needs our help

Saturday October 4th 10am-5pm  Come Help Us Help The Flower Man!  If you can make donations of time or money, please contact the Orange Show (information below)(direct from the Orange Show Newsletter)All Flower Man photos courtesy of Ed SchipulThe Good News The Orange Show monument and…

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Photos of Flowerman’s house after Ike

Good friend “Narrow” Larry Harris rode out Hurricane Ike in his downtown Houston home.  He has just posted photos to his web site of some of the damage. Here are a few: Cleveland “The Flowerman” Turner’s home, after Ike.  His house is OK, but the…

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Ike, the Orange Show, the Beer Can House and the Flowerman

(Orange Show, Houston, TX, before Ike.  Photo courtesy of Narrow Larry Harris) Hi everyone…just heard from Larry Harris and the folks at the Orange Show in Houston, and thought you might want an update… The Orange Show office sustained some roof and water damage, but…

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Lamenting the loss of great motel signs…and great graphic design

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo. (note: language might be offensive to some) As a graphic designer by trade, this is just one more reason why I get in the car with my camera and drive the back roads.

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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