*** Click on the post title for U2 "Where the Streets Have No Name" filmed at Slane Castle in Ireland. The city of Desert Hot Springs (NW of Palm Springs) is known as the town where the streets have no name. The song appeared on The Joshua Tree album. Joshua Tree CA is NE of Palm Springs. ***
Is this the first image that comes to your mind when you think of Palm Springs? It is mine! It's Palm Canyon, one of four such canyons that wind up into the mountains behind Palm Springs, on Agua Caliente Indian land. I hope to spend an afternoon hiking around there on our trip this week.
Having lived there for 5+years, there are many images engraved in my mind, like these roadside dinosaur attractions. They are located alongside the highway heading from LA to PS. Hello, Brontie & T-Rexie, did'ja miss me?
OK, now here is a REAL treat. Part of the fun of visiting old friends is pulling out the old photo albums -- you know, from back in the dark ages before digital. I thought I'd share a few. Some of these are hilarious. Being much enamored of Bruce Lee, I & the friend I will be visiting once took Kung-Fu lessons. One night, after class, we stopped by one of those instant five-and-dime photo places and took these pictures of us in our most fierce Kung-Fu poses.
D.K., age 19:
35-yrs later, I still remember being disgusted that we got ripped off for one picture, relaxing my pose, when POP, I was caught looking like some stoner. I swear, it was still early that night! These are au natural, no make-up, no eyebrows, don't laugh, or I'll be forced to use a Tiger Paw on you!
A year later, some "friends" convinced me to darken my hair, telling me I would look like Cher with all my eye make-up on. Cher with acne? Again, laughter will not be tolerated. Sheesh, 20-yr olds can be talked into just about ANYTHING!
Sorry about the pic quality; I think you can click ea one to enlarge.
Sunrise or Sunset? ............................... hasta proxima semana!