Monday, June 22, 2009

Desert bicycles

Palm Springs is very easily navigable by bike, but be sure and stay off of Indian Canyon in the Uptown area.

Desert Chrysler New Yorker wagon

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

colorful people

Deluxe hugs $1

I asked this nice young man if he would go further than just a hug for one dollar; he laughed and said, "that depends!"  

I forgot to give him a buck for posing for this photo.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

women and children, forced to walk in the street

new construction & renovation

Guess where?


Can you guess where this is?

architectural detail, Rick Weiss apartments

What exactly is the purpose of this metal overhang?  It can't be for protection from the sun or the rain because it's hollow! 

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wide crosswalk leads pedestrians to an insanely narrow sidewalk that is blocked by a recently installed traffic signal pole

Photo by Thomas Stanley; Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

Pedestrians of Palm Springs (POPS)

Desert Mustang

Photo by Thomas Stanley; Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

Three Palms against a leaden sky

Photo by Thomas Stanley; Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

amazing sky yesterday

Photo by Thomas Stanley

Shot from the courtyard at The Corridor in Palm Springs--THE gay "town square" in Palm Springs!

medical building near Desert Hospital, just after a storm

Photo by Thomas Stanley; Wednesday, June 3, 2009.

blocked sidewalk

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

new place to spend money

low-density, set far back from sidewalks, acres of asphalt parking.  Meanwhile, Downtown Palm Springs struggles.

Coming soon

Interesting building, off Ramon Road

strip mall, Ramon Road

Palm Springs International Airport

Desert Bel-Air

Bob Hope house (curved roof)

Desert Cadillac I

Spotted this ('67?) convertible rotting in the sun yesterday.  Sad.

Desert Cadillac II

flood control project

Desert American Motors

Pavement cracks

The heat here is brutal on asphalt.  Many streets are plagued by these cracks, or ruts.  It's not such a big deal for motorists as it is for bicyclists.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Historic preservation

flies and wind

Photo by Thomas Stanley

Living in Palm Springs means putting up with flies and wind.  This often prevents enjoyment of outdoor dining on your patio.  

I have heard that the south end of town gets less wind than the north side, where we live.  No word yet on the housefly problem on patios on the south end of town!