Sacked by the "downturn", an unemployed architect touring the country in a bus...

I used to live in New York City. I designed homes for the tycoons of Wall Street; Park Avenue, Scarsdale, Greenwich. It was great fun. And, after years of saving up for a down payment, I was just about to buy my own little place in Fleetwood, half an hour north of the city, when the economy fell apart. Architects are like canaries in a coal mine when the economy slows, and true to form, there were massive layoffs in firms all over the country. Devastation of the profession. So, I decided to try to find something else to do for a while. I bought a 23' school bus and I'm on the road to see if I can figure out what that might be.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Copper Mine north of Silver City

The "steps" in the distance are each higher than a house 

(click the pics for larger images)


  1. This gigantic hole in the ground is a disgrace. Because it's on private land, there are NO sanctions for the mining company to put the land back to the way it was or some facsimile. They intend to leave it like this but spread some seed. Feh. They should be made, like some mines, to contour the hole and make it look like the surrounding land. When we take from the Earth, we need to put it back in the best way we can.