Photographs by Tom Drury
Are the clouds over the doorway reflections, or trompe l’oeil paintings?
I actually read a couple of the “Mission Earth” books when I was in high school. As I recall, L. Ron had a pretty keen satirical wit. I’ve never been able to reconcile my [limited] perceptions of the author with my [also limited] perceptions of the religion. Unless it’s all a joke …
Reflections I’m pretty sure. I didn’t see them until I looked at the photograph. And I’ve heard that about L. Ron before: that the books have a level of sophistication. A security guy came by on a bicycle while I was taking pictures, just curious — what were the the pictures for, what kind of signs, did I have a business card, etc. He suggested that I go to Griffith Park and take a picture of Travel Town. [ http://www.laparks.org/grifmet/tt/index.htm ] Which I may well do.
The Travel Town page reminds me of the O. Winston Link photograph –
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