Through the Wagon Window

View of a gate through the wagon window.
The view from my front wagon window. Ever changing, it makes a great replacement for social media updates, TV or any other glowing screens. Peaceful. (Pine Ridge, SD)

My wagon has a tiny window at each end. The front one is round, the back one is square. When I’m sitting inside, it frames the world outside me. Living in my wagon, I became fascinated with “framing” my world with this view. Here are some of these photos. Consider them pairs. The first picture is from inside, the next is of the outside scene.

The wagon view outside Speed, Kansas.
Photo Pair 1 (inside): Sunset outside Speed, Kansas. Normally a community of under 50 people, it has swollen to over 5,000 for the Hot Wheels Speed Week festival. Yep, those Hot Wheels of tiny car fame.
A sunset over Speed, Kansas.
Photo Pair 1 (outside): An empty Speed street. Not a tiny or full size car in sight.

The front wagon window as seen from inside the wagon.
The front window as seen from inside. I built it myself. It is two parts, the screen and the plastic pane. The vertical wedges hold the screen and pane in place.
Polly tied up under a bridge.
Photo Pair 2 (inside): I snapped this photo while ducking a hail storm. Polly seems might relaxed. Look closely and she’s yawning. Wake up you lazy mule! (Between Hill City and Rapid City, SD)

 

If an interstate spaghetti junction was built of laminated timber beams, this is what it would look like. Sure makes my wagon look small. Here, Polly uses it to duck out a hail storm. (Between Hill City and Rapid City, South Dakota)
Photo Pair 2 (outside): If an interstate spaghetti junction was built of laminated timber beams, this is what it would look like. Sure makes my wagon look small.

 

This is what the South Dakota Badlands looks like from the inside the wagon. Sometimes, the scenery was so big, I just couldn't take it and crawled back in to my wagon. (outside Interior, SD)
Photo Pair 3 (inside): This is what the South Dakota Badlands looks like from the inside the wagon. Sometimes, the scenery was so big, I just couldn’t take it and crawled back in to my wagon. (outside Interior, SD)
This is what the back of beyond looks like from the outside the wagon (outside Interior, SD)
Photo Pair 3 (outside): Yeah, that’s a pretty big piece of America to walk through…

 

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