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« on: 08 February 2009, 13:08:42 »

In June 2002, we took a 20-day tour to west coast USA visiting LA, Las Vegas & Grand Canyon. All driving.
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« Reply #1 on: 08 February 2009, 13:09:04 »

In the Getty Center Museum in LA.

The architectures are all very modern. Cannot comment on the collection, as I do not know much about arts.

Good fun for the kids though


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« Reply #2 on: 08 February 2009, 13:09:33 »

Late afternoon in the Getty Center.


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« Reply #3 on: 08 February 2009, 13:10:16 »

We drove from LA to Las Vegas then to a small town called Williams in Arizona. The date we arrived at Williams was also the date that the annual Great Race pass through the same town. The race started in San Antonio, TX and ended in Anaheim, CA.

William is quite close (well, about 50 miles or 80km) to the Grand Canyon National Park's south rim. This is my 3rd visit to this town in the past 10 years. Everything seems the same, except for the famous Route 66. In my first visit in Spring 1992, there were sections of Route 66 still open to motor traffic. The road was red-dirt road passing through lots of dense private forest. Occasionally the road ran through small-lake/big-pond. There was not much traffic.

I asked a gas station attendant if the Route 66 is still open somewhere nearby, she told me the roads were all "chopped up". The route can now only be imagined in songs and cheap souvenirs.


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« Reply #4 on: 08 February 2009, 13:10:41 »

One of the 100 or so antique cars participated in the Great Race.

Quite a few people dressed up in retro-fashion, Chicago gangsters in the '50s, etc. Even the dogs was dressed.

This particular pair won the 5th place in the Sportsman Division and US$1,750 in prize money. The car is '29 Ford Model A Racer.


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« Reply #5 on: 08 February 2009, 13:10:59 »

The cook in the outdoor BBQ station of a Mexican restaurant in Williams busy cooking for the Great Racers. He would be kept busy for the next few days, because the day after the Great Race was the beginning of the 3-day annual HOG of Arizona event.

HOG = Harley Owners Group. The event attracted probably more than 1000 Harley bikes and few thousand more people. Mostly big, fat, mid-aged guys in black leather wear, with girlfriends of the same description.

No offense, just my observation.


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« Reply #6 on: 08 February 2009, 13:11:49 »

At the south rim of the Grand Canyon National Park. He surely got lots of attention.


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« Reply #7 on: 08 February 2009, 13:12:32 »

As seen through my 200mm glasses.


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« Reply #8 on: 08 February 2009, 13:14:42 »

Reza


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« Reply #9 on: 08 February 2009, 13:15:10 »

Tower overlooking grand canyon.


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