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ROADTRIPS COMING UP

  • The rest of 2014 and early 2015: a Mojave desert area trip; a Death Valley trip; some San Francisco Bay Area trips. Dates & details will be posted here when the plans firm up

  • Thanksgiving Weekend 2014: a four day trip to the S.F. Bay Area

  • Summer 2015: a two week trip to Oregon and Washington

     

    RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE WEBSITE

  • June: Utah, Idaho, Nevada & Northern California trip. I added about 2,000 photos to my website from this trip.

  • July, August, & September More Northern California stuff: Sacramento, San Jose area, San Francisco & East Bay area trips. These photos are all up now.

  • September: Los Angeles area trip. These photos are all up now.

     

    NEW NAME, STILL THE SAME

    RoadArch.com: You might have noticed in typing "agilitynut.com" that my site is now automatically rolling over to its new name. It's still officially "RoadsideArchitecture.com" but there's now a shorter name. More appropriate since I haven't competed in agility for many years now. Typing roadarch.com or RoadArch.com should get you to the home page faster. And all the old pages still have the same names -- just the different prefix. I have set up redirects for the old site name so you shouldn't bump into any dead ends if you have bookmarks or get here via hyperlinks. But if you do, please let me know! You might also notice that I have a new email account to go with this change (see the yellow bar above right).

     

    SITEMAP

    For the diehard fans of my website and/or for those of you who are just obsessed with details, I have created a sitemap which shows the structure and list of 2400+ pages. This page was a pain in the butt to create and it will not be fun to maintain but it's supposed to make the search engine robots happy. This means higher rankings when people do keyword searches at Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

     

    WHERE IS IT?

    Many of you have asked me the locations of various places or suggested that I add addresses. That's a pretty big task considering I have about 2500 pages with maybe an average of more than 15 places or things per page. Gawd, that's more than 37,000 addresses! So, I have just begun a project which will probably keep me busy until 2020. Seriously. Instead of adding addresses, I'm adding what I hope is even better for all of us. You may have noticed random little "[map]" hyperlinks at the end of descriptions here and there at my website. These links lead to a Google Street View maps of the building, sign, or statue being described. Maybe you're like me and enjoy traveling virtually on-line and seeing these places in the context of nearby buildings or scrolling around the place in different directions or even in satellite view.

    Since a good percentage of the Google cars have taken photos within the past year or two, these maps will make it easy for me (and you) to verify if something is still there or if it's been altered. If the map doesn't jive with the photo, please let me know that something has happened to the place or thing. I'm hoping my maps will help you put together your own lists and maps of places to see and shoot. If you want to give this new feature a test drive, I just finished adding maps to the SCA Signs, Tiki, Paul Bunyan statues, Fiberglass Collections & Producers, and Giant Food sections. I'll keep you posted here as I make progress on this ridiculous undertaking.

  • FAIRLY RECENT NEWS

    At the end of 2012, I moved from New York City to California. My job does not allow much time off but I am taking lots of weekend trips to take new photos for the website. For now, I am taking two-week trips once a year. I might be able to persuade the boss to permit a three-week trip eventually. But those five-week marathons that I took for many years may have to wait ten years or so until I can hopefully retire.

    I spent a good part of 2013 adding more than 10,000 photos from all over the country. Since then, I've been focusing on shooting and adding things from California (reshoots and new stuff). I'm also updating descriptions throughout my website, adding links to places that I haven't been able to shoot yet, adding maps, and tweaking things.

    A couple of accomplishments since I've been home more: I have finally licked Internet Explorer compatibility issues with my site. And the white keyword search box at the top of every page is working magnificently now. I highly recommend using it when you are looking for something specific or a particular city.

    SHARE THE LOVE

    You can show your appreciation for my advertising-free, comprehensive website and blog by making a donation. If you log in to PayPal.com, you can make a donation to my email address: roadarch@outlook.com. Paypal will notify me of your generosity and transfer the money to my bank account. Or, if you'd rather just send me a check, let me know. Thanks!!


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