Places Unknown

It lasted probably only about two-three minutes. It how it usually happens, just a few moments and then it was gone. One thing photos are usually not showing is the brutal cold or heat during the time it was taken. Of course if you see palm trees and folks in shorts and half naked you can assume that it is warm, if you see snow and folks in some parkas you would assume that it is cold. With photos like this you really have no idea when it was taken. You can’t really tell that it was taken last weekend and it was brutally cold with wind blowing so hard I had to find some protection for my camera to keep it stable and not shaken as I took a few photos. By the time I got back to hotel my legs were red from a bit of a frost…

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RoadKill Cafe

Places Unknown

I like to have my wife on my vacations… not only for many other obvious reasons, but she likes to do some research about our destinations and always suggests places we should stop and see. Like in this case I’d probably never stop at the Roadkill Café if it was not for her. She knew about this place and as we took historic HW66 drive we found this place to have lunch. Their bison burger sucked big time, not something I would order again if I ever had a chance to eat there, but the decorations of this place compensated for not so tasty burger. Check it for your self, what was in front of us during our lunch.

Oh, and as for the folks there, it is not us. I think they were Europeans, travel bloggers or something like that, as they spent entire time looking at their photos…

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Unaffected Photography

There’s a small village, for lack of a better word, in Big Bend National Park named Castolon.  There’s a lovely old general store and a cluster of old buildings that all in all are stark reminders of the people who tried to hack out a living from the desert by setting up irrigation farming close to the Rio Grande.

The contrast of nature’s curves and man’s straight lines drew my eye to this scene and captivated my imagination.

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