Films Out Here

Returning to a favorite place of mine, still well within the Chihuahuan Desert, for a mini weekend to decompress – the Desert Dust Cinema in Lobo, and a stay in Van Horn.

Photos last night and this morning –

dusk and the waxing crescent moon, Sierra Blanca picnic area…
granite boulders and hills like this, with desert plants, will always delight…
the Lobo former-gas station / now-theatre and porch, to view an array of interesting short films

I’ll try to share more of the crowd and films if I stay.

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even local native, Boyd Elder taking a smoke…

I’m one of the few people here who doesn’t smoke. Boyd lives in the nearby metropolis of Valentine, a character who designed one or more album covers for the Eagles, ages ago.

our regional landmark, Palmilla / Yucca elata…lit path to the distant outhouse…

I just read the latest population for Frankfurt is 2.5 million in the city limits, and 5.6 million in the metro area. The 2nd largest city in Germany, it is quite the global banking and commerce center, with impressive skyscrapers that are like nothing I recall from being a kid travelling from nearby Belgium. Perhaps this might offer clues on what they like a remote, quiet place like Lobo!

inside, many people here…I only came in for a beer and to take a look…

Lobo – well, locals here chuckle, wondering what the German friends and colleagues who bought it will do. After talking with them, and most seem to be from Franfurt, they like the peace and having no plan. Though they are into some more upkeep, even for their limited time there.

the next, damp and cool morning…
water is still a pleasure to hear…nice tile details…
so glad a peaceful breakfast is included here…
you always know where you are…not so much in El Paso…
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some high desert locals, healthy Piñon / Pinus edulis and Faxon Yucca / Yucca faxoniana…

Mild, but unusually humid with all the rain…El Paso is noticeably drier and warmer. Their soft sky and clouds are telling of what it is like for my trip.

I may go to tonight’s films (left), or drive home (straight)…that a’way
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3 Replies to “Films Out Here”

  1. I could get lost in these pictures, they’re fabulous.

    I need to post some of the other 120 pics I took later, all kinds of light…

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  2. Those blue skies do look great, this side of August. Enjoy your R&R.

    That I am, if only there were an alternate to I-10 home…for 2 hours! Even prettier this morning.

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  3. TEXAS WAFFLES! That’s awesome! …not as awesome as those blue skies and desert scenes though.

    I cracked up seeing Texas waffles – maybe they felt left out, since Colorado and Wyoming already have waffles shaped like them? The skies, brooding or sun all day…and serious views!

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