Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Images of America, part 2 (Iowa with a literary bent)

To be viewed with musical accompaniment... IWP #2 [Spotify playlist]

The Mercy Hospital - this sign supposedly inspired Denis Johnson's short story 'Emergency'

The house (at the end of Van Buren) where Kurt Vonnegut found an outlet (despite the sign)
for his Dresden experiences (Slaughter House Five)

Safety-first selfie in front of Kurt's one-time abode.

Riverside, Iowa, future birthplace of Captain James T Kirk

Kind of odd that the marker for his future birth site looks like a tombstone...
I'm sure they'll still appreciate selfies in 2228.

Don't blame me, I didn't vote for anyone
My reading at Shambaugh House
(I read 'Manawatu' and bits of '30 Ways of Looking at Marumaru South')

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