2.5.09

america is not the world

I have this dream of driving through the us, just to experience the atmosphere of forgotten little towns, stop for lunch at some random diners along dusty roads. see the true heart of america.
these photos from barbara vidal capture perfectly what I imagine it would be like.
if you're into this vibe, I recommend reading 'hotel paradise'by martha grimes. extremely well written crime novel that recreates this atmosphere of a godforsaken town in the south of us, in the 50s, combined with a great coming-of-age tale. expect lots of food porn (!).

now if you'll excuse me, I need to go back to our little family gathering - bbq, sun, cheesecakes, music, white wine. the good life. hope you're all having wonderful time too!




















28 comments:

  1. Driving across the US sounds very nice...especially the part about the forgotten towns. I also want to travel to every state and take a picture next to the "Welcome to..." signs. I particularly like the picture of the three people looking over the town. And that family gathering sounds legit wonderful. Enjoy those cheesecakes!

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  2. It's so interesting what people living in countries other than the US think of it. I've never really considered midwestern American particularly appealing (I'm an east coast girl), but these photos have got me romanticizing...

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  3. i want to take a trip like this too. it would be amazing to just roam around, passing through little towns and exploring. vidal's photography is so tempting me to do this.
    ps. you speak russian?!! amazing.

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  4. I wish I could live in America ...

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  5. what format did you use for this blog? i can't seem to get my posts to spread across the page like this...

    xx

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  6. thanks for your comments! and the pictures are sooo lovely and romantic.

    want to exchange links?

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  7. yes indeed, strangers are friends waiting to happen!
    I'm not so lucky in the friend area sadly enough =(

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  8. @anon - it's minima lefty stretch template

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  9. Those are such cool photos! I think I need to road trip sometime =)

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  10. Such a great post, I'm almost there :-) By the way "bbq, sun, cheesecakes, music, white wine" this is something I definitely LOVE.

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  11. these pictures are so great! so american. They remind me of all the things summer is about

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  12. i love this song by the jesus and mary chain...mmmm makes me want to sway and blow bubbles!
    i'm in love with this post, these pictures are all so stunning and enticing.
    world's greatest jokes and songs guy looks like a trooper!
    xo

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  13. those are so retro cool ; i one day want to drive down route 66 .

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  14. oh my. these picture grab my heart and squeeze, funneling the blood to my arms and head, making me dizzy. everything seems dipped in dust and coated with a certain grimy glamour. elvis is king and the guy working out with perfect glorious muscles is his footservant. i love.

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  15. AMAZING PHOTOS , perfect !! =)


    xx

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  16. I especially love how much you are devoted to your blog; you left your family gathering to post prettiness for us to see!
    Thank you for your very sweet comment :)

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  17. My cousin is doing this right now. He's just rented a chevvy pick-up and hasn't made any reservations anywhere. I'm SO jealous. I adore these photographs too. Have a good birthday soon!

    x x x

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  18. these photos are FABULOUS!!!!! my brother was on trip like this 5 years ago and still wants to go back:)

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  19. How cool to cross America. The photos are amazing!
    Thanks for visiting.xoxo
    Hanh,
    www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

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  20. so American-ish photos. I love it! :--D
    anyway, I link your blog. I hope you don't mind ;)

    xo

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  21. yes these little towns are a huge part of America. It would be really nice to visit those places. They look so peaceful. I've been wanting to do that ever since I've seen that animated movie, Cars =)

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  22. Wow! amazing shots dear, all are fabulous! These images have led me here, and the music on your blog is perfect,

    xxx

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  23. Lovely photos - looks like the perfect road trip.

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  24. awesome! these photos are so great! what kind of camera were you using?

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  25. i also had that dream for the summer..maybe driving south or west..seeing the midwest a little, but sadly money prohibits this :(

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  26. @ anon - these are not mine, the photographer is barbara vidal (see the post ;)

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