August 29, 2018 - We're often asked how we find some of the adventures we've had, and today's adventure was the result of a review by Christopher Knight in the LA Times. We were in Riverside at the California Museum of Photography to see their latest exhibit, a Handful of Dust. The program states "A Handful of Dust is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction, and natural disasters, to urban decay, domestic dirt, and forensics, via abstraction and conceptual art." It sure sounded like it was worth a look.
The entire exhibit centered around the 1920 Man Ray photograph of a Marcel Duchamp glass art work in progress.
The picture below, by an unknown photographer, was taken in 1940 in the library of the Holland House, Kensington, London after an air raid.
This is Benito Mussolini's car found in a Milan parking garage ten years after Il Duce was captured in this car, and then executed.
The American dust bowl during the 1930's.
A man sleeping on a beach near the epicenter of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima in 1945.
The implosions of Eastman Kodak's Buildings 65 and 69 on October 6, 2007.
A statue in a lower Manhattan park covered in dust following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.
A real aerial photograph that mimics the Man Ray photograph.
The exhibit is wonderful, and mesmerizing. We studied every picture very closely and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Since we were in Riverside, the logical place for lunch was Tio's Taco, right on Mission Inn Avenue. It's a wild kind of restaurant, assembled over decades, with their own unique touch.
Judy had their cheese enchilada with a mole sauce, guacamole and sour cream.
I had their grilled shrimp with garlic. The rice and beans are great mixed together.
It was another great day!
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