Last weekend I realized a life-long ambition: to go on a road trip solely for the purpose of hunting for bizarre treasures! CTP and I headed down to the San Fernando Valley region north of Los Angeles. Besides being rather bleak, the area hosts a wealth of aerospace salvage businesses. To sweeten the trip even more we stopped at the studio of Tal Avitzur along the way, and managed to round out the hunt with a trip to a barn in the middle of nowhere, and a flea market. I can’t really describe why I love experiences like this so much, but I feel totally charged up from all the interesting things and places we saw (and hauled back).
Below are a few images from the trip. The final series shows the weekends haul. Click any image to see it un cropped and full size.