April 4th, 2006

caillebotte_man at his window

Photograph

I'm not sure which direction the camera was facing, but the road ran east and west. Somewhere to the west, it veered south to enter a narrow pass that cut through the rumpled hills a few miles beyond which was the burgeoning center of the city. To the east, it ran straight for miles, level except for a stretch of a quarter mile that declined a few dozen feet to the broad plain with its few streams and the two rivers between which an old settlement was stirring to become an early suburb. To the south was a range of hills running roughly parallel to the road, a quarter mile to a mile distant, a stream, sluggish in summer, tumultuous in the rainy season, snaking through a shallow arroyo at their foot.

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Country Road Country Road

Garvey Avenue, some eight miles east of downtown Los Angeles, as it appeared ca1900.



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gericault_raft of the medusa 1

Drowning

It has apparently been decided that the Sate of California is to be dissolved- literally- and washed into the Pacific Ocean. Also, it's gotten colder today. I think I must go back into hibernation. If anyone is looking for me, I'll probably be sleeping on a log floating toward Hawaii.