What’s all this brownness of light in the railroad station …

… damn damn damn. That’s Denver I always told Pa I wanted – … (Visions Of Cody p111-112 Flamingo Modern Classic Edition) Benches inside Denver Union Station Denver Union Station interior Note the date on the bottom of the right menu ‘Wednesday, November 2, 1949’ (the year Kerouac lived in Denver for a few months) … Continue reading

Neal and Carolyn Cassady’s house

These photos show the house in which Neal and Carolyn Cassady lived from 1949 to 1952. Jack KerouacĀ  stayed with them a few times, the longest of which was a 6-month stint in which he worked on ‘On The Road’ ‘Dr Sax’ and ‘Visions Of Cody’ (according to Bill Morgan’s ‘The Beat Generation in San … Continue reading

The Hills and Waterfronts of San Francisco

The inspiration for posting this photo is chapter 16 in Jack Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’ in which he describes ‘being driven 100 miles an hour around the sleeping hills and waterfronts of San Francisco’ by a guy who he hardly knows, but wants to prove to him that he can drive faster and better than Neal … Continue reading

One Fast Move Or I’m Gone (Pt.2)

The Vesuvio Cafe, North Beach, San Francisco (next to the City Lights Bookstore). As the schedule on my trip didn’t permit me to go down to Bixby Canyon I chose to use this photo to accompany the post. For an overview of the project see pt.1 of my post here: http://wp.me/p1GcOs-35 The first few minutes … Continue reading

Jack’s Hope

“All I hope, Neal, is someday we’ll be able to live on the same street with our families and get to be a couple of oldtimers together” (Quote from On The Road (The Original Scroll version)) I read this earlier today and found it very sad, as neither of both men did get to live … Continue reading