El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula

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Re: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula

Postby Quaco » 12 Sep 2017, 04:11

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Great write up, e. It sounds as though you were able to capture at least a piece of your romantic notion of the place, which isn't an easy thing to do these days. Sounds like a great trip.

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Postby Matt Wilson » 12 Sep 2017, 05:33

Quaco wrote:
echolalia wrote: Photos tomorrow!
I will post pictures from the various parts of this whole experience soon!


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Postby Quaco » 12 Sep 2017, 06:11

What's a good photo hosting site? Photobucket isn't great, and it keeps asking me to verify through an e-mail I no longer have. I'm ready to move on!
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Re: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula

Postby echolalia » 12 Sep 2017, 11:43

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Great write up, e. It sounds as though you were able to capture at least a piece of your romantic notion of the place, which isn't an easy thing to do these days. Sounds like a great trip.

Thanks! It certainly made a big impression on me. The dreams I’ve been having…

Have you been to that part of the world, Harv?

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Postby echolalia » 12 Sep 2017, 11:46

Matt Wilson wrote:
Quaco wrote:
echolalia wrote: Photos tomorrow!
I will post pictures from the various parts of this whole experience soon!


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I've put about 300 photos on my dropbox-thing so if anyone wants to see the full whack just pm me with your email address. I'm still sorting out a selection, which will appear on this thread sooner rather than later!

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Sep 2017, 13:58

echolalia wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:Great write up, e. It sounds as though you were able to capture at least a piece of your romantic notion of the place, which isn't an easy thing to do these days. Sounds like a great trip.

Thanks! It certainly made a big impression on me. The dreams I’ve been having…

Have you been to that part of the world, Harv?


I visited LA when I was a kid - my grandparents lived in a retirement community in Azusa, and we did all the touristy stuff while we were there: Disneyland, Universal Studios, San Diego zoo, etc., and then I went back in my early twenties on a road trip across the states with a couple friends. We spent a night in Santa Monica, but I didn't have the best time - my buddies were more interested in getting wasted and picking up chicks, and I just wanted to wander around and look at things, and it turned into a bit of a shitshow. One guy took off and we spent the night looking for him. Aside from LA the rest of the trip was a blast!

And yeah, as Jim says, I'm due for a return trip.
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Postby Quaco » 12 Sep 2017, 16:25

Didn't know about the Azusa thing! That's very close to where I grew up, just a couple towns away and definitely the same vibe.
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Sep 2017, 16:52

Quaco wrote:Didn't know about the Azusa thing! That's very close to where I grew up, just a couple towns away and definitely the same vibe.


They retired there from Montreal. I guess they got tired of winter. I was amazed by the smell of eucalyptus everywhere, and their avocado, lemon and almond trees. I'd never experienced anything like it! My biggest disappointment of the trip was not being able to see the wombat at the SD zoo, 'cause it was hiding. I didn't even know what a wombat was!
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Postby echolalia » 14 Sep 2017, 22:51

Some photos. Section 1 - Birds

Thieving seagull
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Some kind of crow?
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Roadrunner once
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Roadrunner twice
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El cóndor pasa
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Exotic bird
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 15 Sep 2017, 14:09

Those aren't showing up, e!
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Postby TG » 15 Sep 2017, 15:01

Harvey K-Tel wrote:Those aren't showing up, e!

I can't see them either.
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Postby echolalia » 15 Sep 2017, 16:16

Grrr photofucket :evil: Sorry about that - I'll try again at the weekend, with added section or two.

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Postby echolalia » 21 Sep 2017, 23:13

I think I've sorted things out now - I opened an account with imgur and nothing can possibly go wrong.

Rabbit section:

Hare
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Hare
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Blimey a hare!
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Close-up of hare
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Rabbit
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Postby echolalia » 21 Sep 2017, 23:23

Some signs and printed matter:

The Crowbar Cafe in Shoshone
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Baker
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Baker
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Amboy
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At a motel pool
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Surely a bargain?
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Postby echolalia » 21 Sep 2017, 23:44

From our favourite hotel:

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Mural
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Mural
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Electric heart
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Outside
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Liquid refreshment
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Oops not him!

Liquid refreshment
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Postby echolalia » 23 Sep 2017, 12:45

America Deserta:

Coachella Valley
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Desert Shores on the ongoing Salton Sea environmental disaster
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Call of nature
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Nowhere at all
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Requetelejos
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Into the Valley
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Car
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Deserts have sand dunes
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People at Zabriskie Point
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Silky hills
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More hills
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Leaving Las Vegas, and even the shrubs point to California
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Next: incriminating photos of BCBers!

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Postby echolalia » 24 Sep 2017, 12:38

BCB at play:

Jim and Heidi
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Heidi
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A good karate chop would have sorted those Burnley lads out
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Drink has been taken
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Even more drink has been taken
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Winning the war against single-use plastic
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Me and Hatz
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Abba
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Postby Still Baron » 24 Sep 2017, 18:48

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 25 Sep 2017, 14:01

Great stuff, e.!
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Postby Polishgirl » 26 Sep 2017, 11:02

Most excellent photos. Clearly some dodgy characters roaming the motel corridors...
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