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Learning to Fly (New Life Goal: Pilot’s License)

November 11, 2011

Last week I visited the town of Marfa in the high desert of West Texas and had the incredible good fortune to fly over the town and surrounding countryside in a tiny, four-seater Cessna. Without much ado – I want to share some of my photos with you. Thank to Marcos, the pilot! I hope that I’ll be learning to fly soon! (He did say that I could be the next Amelia Earhart…)

The Chinati Foundation from the air. You can see Donald Judd's works in concrete in line at center right.

Illusory effects of scale in the distant mountains.

Wrinkly arroyos and dry streams trickle down from the mountains.

Scars on the land and a strip of burned zone in the background.

Strange depressions...


Something special about lines in the desert.

This black strip is a result of wildfires that scorched much of the area this summer.

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