Where did you find that Texaco station with James Dean?! Wow, great image. Hope you liked California.
ODP~The billboard is at Blackwell's Corner market, on Highway 46. James Dean's last stop before his fatal accident a few miles north, where 46 intersects 41 at Cholame, in the San Luis Obispo County.I was in California briefly, but it's always great to visit, because I have family there.
I love the first photo, hope your enjoying your vacation.
So are you in California now, or just left? At first I thought the top picture was a portrait of James Dean superimposed on an Ed Ruscha painting.
The Texaco gas station caught my eye since I have a gas station on my blog tomorrow! Next time you're in the USA, please contact me if you get to Minnesota!Happy New Year!
Sono tutte stupende queste foto!!!La foto con James Dean e molto riuscita con una storia triste.
I've lived in California all my life. For years and years I keeping saying I want to go visit that spot. I even have it circled on a map, but have I gone? You come for a brief visit and do it. What can I say? What I keep saying...someday. I hope you had a grand time in California.
Randy~Thanks! The vacation was short and sweet, we're back in Rome.~~~Bob~We left right after Christmas. Ed Ruscha or even Edward Hopper...~~~Leif~I will, thank you!!~~~Andras~Sono contenta che ti piacciono!~~~Sindbad & I...~We prefer driving the "faster" route from L.A. to Monterey, instead of following the coast. So passing through Cholame is a given. Hope you make it there, someday.Smiles
fantastic images, really. Very California.
Mary Ann~Grazie! I've found that the most iconic Americana is found on the road, traveling slowly.
Yikes. Iconic, perhaps, but highway commercial development is not necessarily pretty. It is, unfortunately, a common thing. The oil wells are a reminder of what is needed to drive our cars. Not exactly a pretty view of that valley, but fascinating. I like the James Dean story. Cozumel is fun. A couple barracuda chased me when I was snorkeling: I was too close to their herd of fish! I'm glad you had fun. Great photos.
Hi Eleonora,Did you get a chance to drive any part of the "Mother Road" -- Route 66?Glad you had a good time in California.jt
Jeff~OK not pretty, but so characteristic, and so exotic for us Old World residents!~~~JT~Unfortunately not. We had to travel form L.A. to Monterey but had no time for scenic routes. My 5 year old was so hoping, since he is a huge Pixar "Cars" fan (takes place on Route 66)... Next time!!Ciao
Oh wow, that James Dean sign is wonderful! And then I read why it was at that gas station. So sad. I'm so glad you had a great time in California!
That's my stompin' grounds! I'm glad you got to visit California. You got some wonderful pictures.
It was too short a visit, next time I plan to stay much longer and connect with my blog friends in California. All of them!!!CiaoE xx
Eleonora, we can get all the southern California people together in one place so you don't have to meet everyone separately. It's fun for all the bloggers to meet each other, too. For example, JT and I have known each other online for a couple of years, but it might take you coming to town to get us to meet in person!
Petrea~Wouldn't that be great!? I have many friends in the Central Coast and Bay area too, so we should make my next visit a pan-Californian bloggers' meet-up. How fun, I'm excited at the mere thought of it!
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