Friday, April 20, 2018

Choudrant, Louisiana, USA

There's a new bridge in town, a new covered bridge. It's for pedestrians only, and it's already become a place for at least one youngling to get away from the world and contemplate his future. He's made the space his own. [2018]

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Crossett, Arkansas, USA

An empty lot on Main Street now provides a quasi-permanent place for a trendy (though folksy) food truck. Big Daddy flips the burgers as customers assemble outside for a business meeting over lunch. "The food is wonderful and so are the owners": so says a post on Facebook. [2018]

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA

It remains a visual reminder of the 1920s when it was built as the hotel of record in downtown Vicksburg. Today, it has been refurbished into apartments, many with some of the best views of the Mississippi River anywhere. But, that rooster is a problem: He starts crowing at sunrise. [2018]

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Speaking of proboscises, don't forget the anteater. Arthur, here, uses his elongated snout (and even longer tongue) to feed on ants and termites. He is the most well-known of four anteater species; he's a giant anteater. [2018]

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

These are two of the Asian elephants at Cincinnati's Zoo. Just look at those proboscises. They are used for drinking and bathing, smelling and touching, and communicating. Of course, they are also used for eating, but the Asian elephant's cousins in Africa are more likely to use the end of their trunks for grazing and grasping. [2013]

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Birmingham, Alabama, USA

It's alive, muscular, and a bit hairy. It is a proboscis, but it doesn't belong to a moth, butterfly, or mollusk. So, to what does this proboscis belong? Come back tomorrow for the answer. [2018]

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Jackson Square hosts a cavalcade of festivals every year, but the art market that uses the surrounding fence goes on all the time. Overlooking the scene are the steeples of St. Louis Basilica, saliences that define the French Quarter itself. [2018]