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Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MOJAVE DESERT - LONESOME ROAD



The desert affords the loner a true getaway, a true escape from the workaday world. If your cellphone doesn't work, you have to just sit back and accept it. Railing unhappily against a lack of dial tone does little more than echo off the granite walls, or dissipate amongst the desert sage. 
There is a quiet serenity there. A lack of sound, even wind through the brush at times. How often are we in a wide open area with virtual silence as a companion.

Not often, and not often enough.















Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD - FRANCIS STREET AND THE STATE HOUSE



A view up Francis Street to Maryland's State House. 

The oldest state capital building in regular use, it was built in 1772 and house's the governor's office as well as the General Assembly's meeting rooms and offices.  

Annapolis is a beautiful setting, and well worth the side trip if you're in Washington, DC. 

(Or as its own destination, for that matter!)




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, CA - CITY HALL



L.A.'s iconic City Hall tower, once the tallest building in Los Angeles.

Completed in 1928, the structure is well-known to the film and television viewing public, having been used for multiple tv show and movie sets (famously getting blown to pieces in the 1953 George Pal version of WAR OF THE WORLDS).

Although eclipsed by steadily taller and more imposing structures since 1968, City Hall stands aside the rest of downtown, still imposing and beautiful.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

THE SUNDAY QUOTE: THE GOOD LIFE



A toast: To the Good Life.

Both the aspirational. And the inspirational. 

"Let life be an adventure. Live your life to the fullest, unfettered by fear of the ghosts and goblins of what might occur. Calamity and death happens as well to those who hide from life as to those who squeeze every drop of zest from it" - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cheers.