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Goethe’s Avian Friends

24 April, 2015

A collection of rather grotesque bird skeletons from Goethe’s house in Wiemar. They perched on his writing desk, peering down at his papers as he wrote.

This does not surprise the author.

Goethe's skeletons

Reptilian Roofs of St. Paul

10 June, 2014

These roofs in St Paul, Minnesota, rather remind the author of dragon scales–in particular of Eustace Scrubb’ scales when he transforms into a dragon in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

St Paul Reptiliant Roof


St Paul Reptiliant Roof 2



London Calling

29 May, 2014

This British telephone booth sits unused and surrounded by bricks in a Brooklyn driveway. What are you doing in America, oh lonely British telephone box? Do you miss your family?

London telephone box

Greenpoint, Brooklyn (the Author’s next door neighbor, in fact)



28 May, 2014


The Flashiest Drugstore in New Orleans

14 March, 2014

Rainbows! Drugs! Photo! Cosmetics! Prescriptions!  Anything looks more exciting in neon florescent lighting.

The Author regrets not seeing this bright sight in the night. It must give Times Square a run for it’s money (and in particular it’s electricity bill).


Warning: Don’t Look If You’re Afraid of Heights

27 February, 2014

The Author recently levitated 1,353 feet above ground.

Just kidding! The Author was in fact standing in a glass box that extends out from the 103rd floor of the Sears Willis Tower in Chicago.  The Author is not afraid of heights and has absolute confidence in this nifty bit of engineering, but even she was hesitant walking out onto the glass.

Next up are the last 7 Scariest Viewing Platforms in the World.


Taxis the size of ants!

In addition to the vertigo inducing protruding glass boxes, the Willis Tower also offers some more traditional views.

Chicago Willis tower

One can see for 50 miles! Hello Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana!


11 February, 2014

It’s a Whole Foods.

How exciting!


Albuquerque, New Mexico


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