15-04-21 The Subway And The Golden Shoes

True? False?

Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.
Marilyn Monroe

BS? Kernel of Wisdom?

Even on the subway?


10-3-14 Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

Woody Guthrie

Signs: Oh my, The Weekly Photo Challenge has really been going into my breadbasket these last few weeks. I don’t know if I will be able to leave signs alone anymore than I left nighttime alone.

This is a different version of a photograph of a sign I posted back sometime in November of 2011. I took it in Troy New York the night before I started north following The Erie and Champlain Canals as they worked with the Hudson (which truly becomes a river and not an estuary above Troy.)

Some things just stick with you.

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Other signs from across the world:











5-31-13 Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

This week’s Challenge is: The Sign Says. I think some of you may have seen this before but, really how could I resist.

They ask that you: Share a picture of a SIGN and explain why you chose that picture!

But I think the picture provides all the explanation needed,. I took this in Troy, New York on the night of November 16, 2011.


Here are a few other views of signs

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | suzie81’s Blog

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says – Joy and Woe

Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says (Papan Tanda Berkata) | bambangpriantono

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור

Weekly Photo Challenge; The Sign says | So where’s the snow?

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends


The Flushing | Good2begone

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says (Crystal Cove) | skpfoto

The Sign Says | Cardinal Guzman

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says | Queenie

Weekly Photo Challenge – The Sign Says | buntscheck

2-11-13 Travel Theme: Gaudy (Elvis Edition)

While looking through my old photos for inspiration for Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Gaudy

I came across some Graceland and Opry pictures from 16 years ago. As I was looking through them, this excellent Jenny Lewis song, Acid Tongue, popped into my head. I realized that in some ways it does connect with Elvis so…

I went to a cobbler to fix a hole in my shoe
He took one look at my face and said “I can fix that hole in you”
I beg your pardon I’m not looking for a cure
I’ve seen enough of my friends in the depths of the Godsick blues

You know I’m a liar
You know I’m a liar
Nobody helps a liar

Cause I’ve been down to Dixie and dropped acid on my tongue
Tripped upon the land till enough was enough
I was a little bit lighter
And adventure on my sleeve
I was a little drunk and looking for company
So I found myself a sweetheart with the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love but I’d do it all again

We built ourselves a fire
We built ourselves a fire
You know I’m a liar
You know I’m a liar
And you don’t know what I’ve done

And by the rolling river is exactly where I was
There was no snake or cure for unlucky in love
To be lonely is a habit like smoking or taking drugs
And I’ve quit them both but man was it rough

And now I am tired
It just made me tired
Lets build ourselves a fire
Lets build ourselves a fire

Ailsa started her challenge because a friend suggested it after reading about her trip to Vegas.  To me, Vegas and late Elvis have much in common so it seemed right to track down these old photos and try to make them work. (Graceland did not allow flash and it was very dimly lit).

The American Eagle Cape (Aloha 1973)

The American Eagle Cape (Aloha 1973)

The Gold Record Shrine

The Gold Record Shrine

The plane

The plane

Grand Ole Opry

At The Grand Ole Opry