August 07, 2012

Rancho Shazam, Corte Madera, California


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photo by Donald Kinney

Okay, before we even arrive we start noticing places named "Paradise" and a drive named "Lucky"... And it is at the end of this Lucky Drive that we find "Rancho Shazam", created in a most humorous way by Corte Madera's master of the eccentric, Lee Greenberg.



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Saturday morning was windless so I had to start the wheel in motion.
Normally this wheel will be spinning along at a good clip.



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You can ask Tin-Man for directions but he'll charge you 5 cents.


Hooks and pulleys--a truly wonderful world for the mechanically inclined. Unrestrained by the norm--letting it all hang out in a theater of the street.


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4 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

More!

m e l i g r o s a said...

more more!

<3

AphotoAday said...

Hi SINBAD'S DAD and MELI -- Okay, okay... I'll just have to go back for more. Actually, these are from my second trip -- my first trip had a blue sky. But I did share a few words with one of the tenants--I wasn't in the mood to strike up a conversation, but he asked me if "that was digital or was it a REAL camera?" (((that one always gets me)))
Anyway, I've never met this Lee Greenberg guy -- but I've seen him puttering around... He used to have a station wagon with two life-like Sidewinder missiles mounted on the roof-rack. If you're up for it, Google his name and look in GoogleImages to see this guy with his little dog.

m e l i g r o s a said...

aw very cool. where i really like the feeling of the locations, but as always I enjoy ALL OF YOUR POSTS :) so much, they are a great visual treat for us all

best xxom

 
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