Sunday, September 28, 2008

Photos from a field trip

I'm home tonight from a weekend canvassing for Senator Obama in Reno. The candidate himself will be there at the University of Nevada campus quad on Tuesday morning if you happen to be in the neighborhood. It was our pleasure to alert lots of people in Reno to this opportunity to see the guy.

We've been asked not to blog about this work until after the election, so I won't -- except to say that it is a pleasant experience during which I never felt my time and energies were being wasted. Try it out if so inclined. Opportunities can be found through the Obama website.You won't be sorry.

Meanwhile, here are some pictures of what we saw in the town that bills itself as the "Biggest Little City in the World."

We weren't the important event in town this weekend -- that was Street Vibrations, a festival of chrome, music and revving engines. And lots of steeds parked at hotels and downtown.

Quite a beauty, that one, if you like your cycles in baby blue.

Meanwhile, out in the neighborhoods, it would have been possible not to know your town was full of thousand of bikers.

In Reno, this pretty little Buddhist Church might as well be a suburban Methodist edifice.

This community agency is probably needed here...

while this one seems highly desirable in a place that depends on the entertainment industry.

Walking house to house there were oddities. Like this:

I had no idea what was meant by this porch ornament.

Nor was I pleased to encounter this dead pigeon on one doorstep.

On the other hand, the guillotine on a suburban lawn was clearly an early, if macabre, Halloween display.

This gentleman, sadly, wasn't being at all playful. I had to wonder whether he'd ever encountered a live Muslim.

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