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Fuselage

When I was in Roswell, I skipped going to the famous (or famous-ish) International UFO Museum and Research Center and Gift Shop*, **. Instead I visited the dead-airplane repository out at the airport. Part of the place had airplanes that were more or less intact (including an Emirates Air 747, which was definitely not something I thought I’d ever see at all, let alone see in Roswell), but there was also the Fuselage Department (I made that name up)(which you probably already figured out) pictured here. And there was the Pieces of Engines Division. And, of course, the Bureau of Random Pieces. And some other stuff I didn’t make up names for.

It’s hard to imagine the space alien museum being more interesting or photogenic than this old stuff.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.22.2021

*I love that they were honest and included “gift shop” in the name.
**There’s a big event there at the museum (and gift shop) July 1-4, so you’ve still got time to make your travel plans.

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Those garage doors really do lean over to the left. It’s not your eyes. Or your monitor. Or my camera-holding skills.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

Secrets to a cooler room

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  1. Get the air moving.
  2. Keep the sun out.

Or, go someplace that’s air conditioned.

In college, I lived in a mobile home that had a not-very-efficient window air conditioner. If you could sit about a foot away from it, it wasn’t too bad. Any further, though, and it got pretty hot. Summer school terms were especially bad in that tin-can house. I didn’t spend much time at home: I was at the library, or the design studio, or the bar. Or anyplace that was cooler than my place.

in my room,
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Santa Fe, New Mexico
photographed 7.2.2014

A precarious situation

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My friend Donna Catterick and I spent some time exploring this old ice house. We’d walked under those tanks a few times before she noticed how much they were leaning.

It was an interesting coincidence that we were through shooting at almost the very same time she pointed out the precarious situation…

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

Arm Supply

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Signage nearly always amuses me. Unless it’s got terrible errors, like using apostrophes to make something plural. Those signs just piss me off.

There used to be a pharmacy here in Lubbock that had interesting items listed on its marquee sign. The best one I ever saw had “Toilet Paper – 12/$3 – Listerine – $1 – Wheelchair – $399.” Because mouthwash and wheelchairs are both impulse purchases.

But I digress.

This place, from what I read, is where you’d want to go if you need livestock or perhaps another arm or two. That’s good to know. I guess.

Roswell, New Mexico
photographed 5.10.2014

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