continues from the previous post… so, I visited oklahoma state back in 2010 for a business trip. it was the worst but also my most memorable roadtrip ever. the business portion was the the worst, while this lifelong los angeles valley boy find the prairie landscape** in the sooner state beautiful and fascinating.
**dropping knowledge- no- I’ve never seen grassy prairie landscape before; southern california has a mediterranean climate and geology. find a globe and draw a longitudinal line through europe and you’ll hit places like south of spain, portugal, morocco, southern italy, the greek isles… they all have a mix of rugged mountains, valleys, and ocean geology with vegetation adapted to semi-arid soil.
and I saw real snowfall, yes naturally from the sky, not from a snow making machine.
the 2nd roll came out slightly ok, but still pretty messed-up. the color came out nicely with very minimal streaks, which is a signature of using almost dead expired film. however, only 6 out of 24 frames were legible the rest were beyond my photo editing abilities.
which town did I visit? please see the monster whatchamacallit yellow structure in the 4th photo.
I find that movie theater in the 5th photo extremely fascinating because my hometown has a similar theater just like this (haunted and now closed). I can only imagine this is the only entertainment hub for a 40 maybe 60 miles radius- teens back in the days came here to make-out in the dark!
I’ll bet the theater barely survived through the 80’s… you know, betamax then vcr, blockbuster video… definitely will not survive today due to netflix and hulu. I don’t know… maybe it’s closed for a reboot makeover.
anyway. after my business meet, I drove around town a bit. snow started to fall and it was getting dark so I headed back to oklahoma city. ate, showered, slept. next day boarded my now second time on a turboprop to denver connecting to sunny los angeles- seen in that last photo.
camera: minolta cle, nokton 40/1.4, extremely expired walgreen 400.