Hidden in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, Mitchell Caverns are the only limestone caves in the California State Park system. After being closed for nearly seven years due to major infrastructure upgrades, Mitchell Caverns reopened in November 2017.
I went this past weekend and it was amazing! There were spectacular and intricate limestone formations including stalagmites, stalactites, helictites, lily pads, draperies, curtains and cave coral.
Life Pro Tip: Reservations are required so don’t just show up and expect to get a tour. They’re limited to Friday through Sunday, 2x’s each day with only 15 people each. Also, no tripods are permitted to protect these fragile formations so the Ricoh Theta was the perfect solution.
Queue Mo’s latest work that’s come to be known as the “Pink House”, an advertisement-cum-art installation in Los Angeles that utilizes a construction development site as a temporary canvas. It’s comprised of three single-family homes slated for demolition that has been painted a screaming shade of Pepto-Bismol pink.
Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo) is a walkable, creative district in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. At the Cobra Arcade Bar you’ll find this gem of a mural entitled “La Medusa” painted by internationally renowned street artists El Mac (a.k.a. Miles MacGregor) and David Choe.
Less than a 100 years ago the town of Picher in Oklahoma was a mining boomtown producing more than $20 billion in lead and zinc ore from 1917 to 1947. Today, Picher is a hazardous waste site as a result of unregulated mining.
The Precious Moments Chapel, fondly dubbed “America’s Sistine Chapel” by many, was created by Sam Butcher, the artist, and creator of the Precious Moments religious giftware company. The entire complex features artworks that depict stories from the Bible.
The setting sun illuminates the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts located on the campus of Pittsburg State University. This clean-lined new facility provides first class performing venues for the university’s theater, music, and dance programs, while also giving the town of Pittsburg a performing arts venue suitable for touring artists.
The Pittsburg ArtWalk in Pittsburg, Kansas has been a local happening since 2005. For 2015 ArtWalk, in collaboration with SEK Art Fest, a completed public art piece entitled “Your Downtown” located at the northwest corner of 5th Street and Broadway was dedicated. It was so beautiful that I had to photograph it and share with the world on Roundme. I also put it on Google Maps. Both apps have a VR mode for iOS and Android smartphones so get that Google Cardboard on and take a stroll!
Once the home of the North China Wireless Joint Equipment Factory, the 798 Art Zone is a vast compound built in the 50s that has been renovated to house dozens of galleries, design studios, art spaces, artists’ studios, ateliers, fashion houses, shops, restaurants, and bars.
Today the 798 is also the epicenter of China’s street art scene. So in December 2015,
The Beijing Ancient Observatory, on the UNESCO Tentative List, is located on the top of a fort-like building at Jianguo Gate. It is one of the oldest observatories in the world. It used to be a part of the city wall once surrounding Beijing.
Although there were no telescopes at this observatory, there were many sophisticated instruments for taking astronomical measurements, introduced in the 17th century from Western Europe.