Monthly Archives: May 2014

Here and There

As I travel to work on the Cold War Project there’s always a few sites that I visit that might only yield a worthwhile photo or two and they tend to not end up on the blog. So I decided to take a bunch of them from the large amount of shooting I did for the project towards the end of last year and make a post out of them. So here we go:

A somewhat eccentric military museum outside of Los Angeles:

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A small aircraft museum in the suburbs of Philadelphia:

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A former Nike Missile base turned batting cage in the suburbs of Philadelphia:

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An aircraft museum outside of Los Angeles:

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A former radar station in the hills surrounding Los Angeles:

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And lastly, a small aircraft park just outside the main gate of Edwards Air Force Base:

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Out In The Desert

An hour or so outside of Los Angeles smack in the middle of the desert is Palmdale, the home the Air Force’s Plant 42 and the post Cold War home of Lockheed Martin’s famed Skunk Works. Just outside the fence line is a small park, run by the city of Palmdale. It houses a collection of the aircraft built at Plant 42 over the years and some of the more notable aircraft built by the Skunk Works, including the U2 and Blackbird.

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Loring Air Force Base: The Last Little Bit

On my way out I stopped to make a few last pictures.

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Loring Air Force Base: The Nukes

And now for the nuclear weapons storage area at Loring.

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