Fifth set of American ‘portraits’ featuring interviewees during the USA road-trip(s): second post of the South, dubbed ‘Deep,’ including Atlanta GA, Alabama, Mississippi and Memphis, and Arkansas. The following blurb of text is the same for other posts in this American portraits series, spare yourself the second read and please share! These will serve as … Read more
Music by Elvis Presley. Through Alabama, Birmingham and Carbon Hill, then the King’s birthplace, Tupelo in Mississippi, and on to Memphis.
A few photos from an all-too-short and grey stay in Alabama, through Birmingham and old mining town Carbon Hill.
April 14th We leave the St. Augustine area after lunch with Redrik’s Ma. The adventure (re)begins. Head towards Atlanta, which Redrik has never seen (I saw it during part 1). It’s night out by the time we divert to Athens, a college town. The town’s alive – last summer I visited just after graduation, … Read more
This is the planned (general) itinerary for the second leg of the road-trip, which is coming up shortly! There’s wheel-room for nooks and turns, and a bit of adventure… although the general directions are a bit more determined than the last journey, since I’m really trying to visit the states not yet seen. Feedback welcome, … Read more
A first version of the movie trailer for a potential documentary of the road-trip. It is indeed set to Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger, the music of the movie Rocky. In the next weeks, I’ll post a few preview pics of the large ooamerica photos before, maybe, hitting the road again…
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May 22 Been driving some good miles over past two days, straight past Birmingham and stopped by at Tuscaloosa (Black Warrior). Met some sad scenes of tornado destruction. Ended on the bar walk at dark: Tuscaloosa’s young ones and gals thirsty as ever. Went to ‘bed’ early, as usual, while drunkenness poured through the night … Read more
May 19th – UGA #1 rank party schools Got some insider info about the recruitment process from a sorority girl I met, must preserve her anonymity: 1200 recruits, unsure how many more candidates. I’m guessing about 25-50 different sororities? Recruitment week: One of the exercises consists in talking to a paper plate, in order to … Read more