Rebel Without a Cause

I’ve always thought that James Dean was a cool dude so I had been looking for his memorial for several years. I knew it was somewhere along highway 46 near Cholame but kept passing it apparently without seeing it. This time, I saw a sign at the intersection of highways 46 and 41, that referred …

An Unforgettable Kiss

The nurse, Edith Shain, featured in the famous WWII Times Square kiss photo passed away this week at the age of 91. I thought it was interesting that the nurse never publicly admitted her identity until the 1970’s and that the identity of the sailor who kissed her is still unknown. Apparently they were strangers …

Roy’s Motel

Roy’s Motel and Cafe is an iconic Route 66 landmark located in basically the middle of nowhere. Only the cafe is open now while the doors to the motel is open so you can wander around stepping on shattered glass every step of the way. It is definitely an interesting place to photograph americana or …

Mission San Miguel Arcangel

Having photographed 17 of the 21 California Missions, Mission San Miguel Arcangel is the one that I am most intrigued by. The chapel was severely damaged by the Paso Robles earthquake several years ago and has been closed ever since. It is currently under construction. What makes this chapel particularly unique is that it has …

USS Midway

The USS Midway is a fantastic site to visit if you are in the San Diego area. It is pretty neat to climb down into the ship and explore the various passageways and rooms on-board. I’m sure that some people have probably gotten lost in there. The flight deck though is probably the star attraction …

Unconditional Surrender

Inspired by the famous 1945 World War II – era photo taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, The “Unconditional Surrender” Kiss Statue in San Diego is an incredible sight. It is 25 feet tall but looks much bigger when you are standing next to it. The sun was backlighting the statue so I decided to make this …

Hamilton House

Hamilton House, Antique Farming Equipment and Liquid Amber Tree in Fall Season / Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California All of the autumn leaves on the ground were on this tree the previous week. With more funding perhaps the Glendora Preservation Foundation might be able to open Centennial Heritage Park more than once per month… www.rwongphoto.com …

Front Porch Picture

Hamilton House Front Porch in Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California A pretty straightforward composition but I felt a sense of comfort by looking at the Hamilton House. I guess I kind of long for the simpler things in life. I’m not much of a city person and gravitate more toward the low-key humble places. The …

Hamilton House – Glendora Centennial Heritage Park

Hamilton House Front Porch at Centennial Heritage Park, Glendora, California Earlier this month during my interview with Kristin Parisi she mentioned one of her favorite local places was the Centennial Heritage Park. I had never heard of the place since it is tucked in between the north side of the South Hills, a wash and …