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    Santa Fe to Cambridge - An American Postcard

    Quilian Riano Sep 7 '06 11

    A Collage of pictures from the 2,200 mile (3,600 km) Santa Fe to Cambridge trip.

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    • 11 Comments

    • David CuthbertDavid Cuthbert
      Sep 7, 06 1:27 pm

      that's actually quite cool...I take it you drove via Chicago, INdiana, Ohio, New York, Missouri, and Oklahoma

      Quilian RianoQuilian Riano
      Sep 7, 06 2:48 pm

      archi, the pics are in chronological order
      From the top:
      1st Row (1R) -Down Town Santa Fe - Mountains nearby
      2R- Texas (TX)-HUGE cross by the highway-landscape TX
      3R-Entering Oklahoma (OK) -Wind farm and storm OK
      4R-Worst storm I have seen in my life (and I lived in FL during at least 4 hurricanes) OK
      5R-After the Storm OK City looking towards Downtown
      6R-Entering Missouri (MO)-St Louis
      7R-Beautiful landscapes of MO
      8R- Chicago IIT-Spitting Fountain-Gehry bandshell
      9R-IIT- the metal cloud in Millenium Park
      10R-Downtown Chicago from Gehry bridge
      11R-Indiano-Ohio-NY (Wasnt in the mood for more pics during this 13 hour drive)
      12R-Cambridge, MA

      Drove it in 5 days, with a one day stop for a break in Chicago. Sadly didnt get to see much of the country but highways but that was the nature of the trip (plus the mnoney just wasnt there).

      Arjun Bhat
      Sep 7, 06 9:19 pm

      killer road trip. glad to see someone actually attest to the "beautiful landscapes of MO" aside from a MO native (such as me).

      koboldstudios
      Sep 7, 06 10:50 pm

      1st pic - Palace Avenue, just off the plaza...yes?

      Quilian RianoQuilian Riano
      Sep 8, 06 7:36 am

      wow morph, you are right on!!!!

      Arjun, through our limitted experience we found MO and MA to have the most beautiful landscapes.

      Arjun Bhat
      Sep 8, 06 9:38 am

      well good thing i went from MO to MA ....

      AP
      Sep 8, 06 11:00 am

      great collage, +q. looks like a fun trip...glad to see you spent some time in Chi-town...i´d be interested to hear your thoughts on Millenium Park...

      Quilian RianoQuilian Riano
      Sep 8, 06 12:07 pm

      AP,

      Personally, I think that it is a very successful project. The artwork is the most successful public art I've seen, LOCALS come out to enjoy it as much as the tourists. Ghery's band shell is quite exquisite from a side where you can see how those panels are held up. We saw a free Antonín Dvořák concert there, and we can testify that the acoustics are great.

      I don't like the front of the band shell, it looks too symmetrical and out of scale. I wasn't a fan of that grid they put over the band shell area either, I think it is out of scale and could have been done much more elegantly.

      The bridge is pretty cool.

      Arjun,
      for some reason I missed the fact that you are just accross the way, we should hang out.

      Arjun Bhat
      Sep 8, 06 5:34 pm

      A bunch of MIT Archie's are going over to Middlesex tonite around 630 ish. feel free to join. I'll be the one in the black t-shirt. hahaha.

      koboldstudios
      Sep 8, 06 8:29 pm

      +q:

      My M.Arch. class just went up to Santa Fe to visit Legorreta's work that i will be posting on either later today or tomorrow (and i lived there for a while), so i recognized it right away. ;)

      brian buchalski
      Sep 25, 06 8:37 pm

      yikes...i can't believe you included a picture of that huge cross in texas. that thing was an embarrassment in my opinion. it honestly looked a somebody bought a pre-fab shed kit, fucked it up bigtime and ended up with a gigantic cross.

      it was big though...i'll admit that it caught ones attention & curiosity as it could be seen on the horizon from something like fifty miles away.

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