Archive for the 'Texas' Category

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Oct
10

Tacos in the Morning? That’s the Routine in Austin, Texas

06
Jun
09

Prada in Marfa


After reading the following from an article of
“must sees” in America on
MSNBC I remembered why Marfa sounded familiar to me, it is where the movie “Giant” was filmed”.

America’s hidden travel gems – the West Texas desert seems an unlikely home for high fashion. But along a desolate stretch of U.S. Highway 90 near Marfa, Texas, travelers can stop at a Prada boutique. Unfortunately for shopaholics, the doors of “Marfa Prada” are sealed — it’s not a functioning store, but a permanent art installation…

the article doesn’t mention the bullet holes in the installation courtesy of local irate cowboys.

06
Jun
09

Marfa Mystery Lights

from Travel & Leisure – the tradition that has come to define the city most is not even explainable. Every September a festival celebrates the Marfa Mystery Lights. Just outside town, at a certain bend in Route 90, you can stand on the side of the road in the desert and, looking south toward Mexico, see fleeting visions of light that flash about in the sky. First recorded in 1881 by a young cowboy named Robert P. Ellison, who was tending a herd of cattle and thought he had spotted the campfires of Apache Indians, the lights—still unaccounted for by science—appear and disappear, and seem to divide and travel in the night sky. Near the viewing site where you can best see the Marfa Mystery Lights, a plaque explains why they cannot be physically located: The flickering lights are “an unusual phenomenon similar to a miracle where atmospheric conditions produced by the interaction of cold and warm layers of air blend together so it can be seen from afar but not up close. The mystery of the lights will remain unsolved.”




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