Friday, September 21, 2007
A Traveling Man
I've been doing a lot of aimless wandering lately. You see I'm in the process of writing a new chapter book set on the bizarre highways and byways of America, so my research has taken me all over the area in search of strange little towns and attractions.
On Monday I stumbled upon this monolithic oddity high in the mountains. It's a place called the Palomar Observatory, and I can't express the feeling of awe and wonderment it inspired. Legend has it the creator, an eccentric astronomer named George Ellery Hale was told to build the observatory by little green elves.
Here's something from my ongoing Tom Blackbird project.