… when I lay in the grass of Boston Common…

… thinking of death…’ (Visions Of Cody p.132 Flamingo Modern Classic edition)

Wazee and Wynkoop Streets

Kerouac wrote about the area in which these photos were taken  and its characters he saw there, such as the ‘the beggar without legs who clattered tragically on his rollerboard on Wazee Street…’. The Wazee Supper Club boasts in this first photos naturally boasts with Kerouac’s name on its website (www.wazeesupperclub.com) too. Wynkoop Street ‘… … Continue reading

Sometimes Way out of town, say miles out on East Colfax, Cody, waiting for a bus, or a ride …

The above quote is taken from page 109 of ‘Visions Of Cody’ (Flamingo Modern Classic Edition), but East Colfax Avenue is mentioned quite a few times throughout the book. I had a little walk on East Colfax Avenue and found it not especially nice, but I can see the appeal to Kerouac with its myriad … Continue reading

Pretty Mink Secretaries of 17th Street

‘… outside his windows, which are gleaming red in the mad Denver afternoon, young assistants of state senators and pretty mink secretaries of 17th Street are rushing by…’ (Visions Of Cody, p. 113 Flamingo Modern Classic edition). The area around Larimer Street probably looked much different in Kerouac’s days, I didn’t see any of the … Continue reading

Colorado State Capitol

Kerouac mentions the State Capitol in both ‘Windblown World’ (‘Last night I saw bats flapping about the Golden Dome of the State Capitol’) and ‘Visions Of Cody’, where he calls it ‘… the big dumb Capitol building’ (I suppose he doesn’t take that literally, as he calls the undoubtedly beloved downtown streets of Denver ‘dumb’ … Continue reading

J.J. Green Company

Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady are talking about the ‘J.J. Green Company’ at 1923 Market Street, Denver in one of the long conversations that Kerouac recorded on tape and that are featured in ‘Visions Of Cody’ (p.209 Flamingo  Modern Classic edition).  The building set back from the street on the left of the first photograph … Continue reading

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

I eat sandwiches (now down to bread and boiled eggs) in Omaha doorway

… facing Missouri River Street down by warehouses… (Visions Of Cody) This photo was taken in the Old Market area in Omaha, Nebraska which is, from what I can say based on my limited knowledge of the city, the focus of life with lots of bars, restaurants, shops etc. which you find rarely in the … Continue reading

… – Wendover, Wells, Elko, Winnemucca, Lovelock, …

… stopping all the time and I walk and dig all over, and it’s deathly cold in Nevady (Visions Of Cody, p 144 Flamingo Modern Classic Edition)

Over Donner Pass And Down To Fogs Of California, Colfax, Auburn, Roseville …

Donner Pass, Sierra Nevada Colfax, CA Roseville, CA The title of this post is taken from Kerouac’s ‘Visions Of Cody’ (page 144, Flamingo Modern Classic Edition)