Friday, July 20, 2018


This is a real truck, not just a pickup truck. I'm guessing this is from the 1940s.

Santa Cruz, California

Is this what ventilated brakes look like?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Buses, cafe, engineering school

I'm fascinated with vehicles, particularly trains and buses. Buenos Aires runs on a mix of public buses, subways, taxis, bicycles, and motos (scooters or light motorcycles). There are a lot of cars too, but many people get by without them, because the buses are ubiquitous.

I think that many American cities (including Santa Cruz) are overlooking the potential of public buses.

Also, Buenos Aires has cafes down.

Bar Plaza Dorrego, San Telmo

Facultad de IngenierĂ­a, University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Latin America has some beautiful courtyards hiding behind unassuming facades. Most of them are private houses, but some of them house shops or restaurants.

San Telmo, Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Santa Cruz, California
Until the gophers figure out how to use wire cutters, they won't be able to get into my raised beds. A couple of winters ago, they ate about half my garlic crop.

More Buenos Aires buses

Buenos Aires, Argentina
The school buses in Buenos Aires are pretty fancy -- like city buses with comfortable seats. And they're orange, not yellow.

Buenos Aires
Many of the Buenos Aires buses have this weird thing attached to the wheels. It turns out it's a device that keeps the tires inflated to the optimum pressure automatically.