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Monday, January 1, 2018

Reno’s Little Old Cemetery on the Hill

Northeast of downtown, adjacent to the University of Nevada, Reno, lies Hillside Cemetery, Reno's oldest cemetery- dating back to the 1800s.

Hillside occupies prime real estate overlooking the downtown skyline- a location which has been a source of contention between several parties over the years. 
Vandals are frequent visitors.
The Hillside Cemetery Preservation Foundation, (HCPF), was formed in 2016, for the restoration, preservation, and protection of Hillside Cemetery. For more information, check out this link:

Many of the 800+ graves are unmarked or identified by piles of stones and debris. 
Over the years, volunteers have attempted to replace missing or damaged headstones.
Hillside is the final resting place for veterans of at least four wars including the Civil War,
Spanish American War, Mexican American War and the Florida War.

Although a prime spot to spend eternity, this occupant will forever remain unknown.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Day In The City: San Francisco

I recently had the opportunity to spend the day touring San Francisco.  Below, in no particular order are some of the more interesting scenes.  As always, if you click on a photo, it should open full screen.  many of these are best viewed in this manner.  Thanks for looking!! 

Jimi Hendricks' house on Haight St. 

The conical roof at the top-center sits atop the house where Jefferson Airplane stayed and played in the 60's.

Street car wires.

City Hall.

Looking across the bay to the Golden Gate Bridge. 

 Sculpture atop the Chinatown Arch. 

Sea Lions at Pier 39.

 Fisherman's Wharf.

 Laundry day in Chinatown. 

Maiden Lane. 

Columbus Tower/Sentinel Building owned by Francis Ford Coppola.

Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco's tallest building. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Burning Man Meets the Nada Dada Motel Art Exhbit

Had the opportunity to take in part of the Nada Dada Art Exhibit in Reno this weekend. We hit several sites including the famous Morris Burner Hotel. 

NadaDada is an artist-run art show held in various locations around town- in motel rooms! 
You can get more info at:

Below are some of my shots of the art on display at the MB, as well as some of the more interesting artistic aspects of the old hotel- some with my own artistic touches added.   
In the lobby of the MB.
The Morris Burner Hostel in their own words is a tired old hotel in downtown Reno which has been converted into a community art space, entertainment venue, burner hotel and hostel, and place where Burners can congregate, talk, and enjoy each others company whenever they wish.

The hotel is described as a "Large-scale art project that you would see on the playa, except we all get to enjoy it for years to come."

A positive vibe is prevalent throughout....

Mallory was more than willing to discuss her works and was one of the many interesting residents on site!
Learn more about her and her work here:

MB Info can be found here.
If you get the opportunity to visit the MB, I highly recommend it! 

On your way out, take your key and check out what the NY Times had to say about Nada Dada: