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A Pleasant Surprise

Amargosa Opera House, Amargosa, CA

       Amargosa Opera House, Amargosa, CA

Peter Lik Gallery Amargosa, CA

Peter Lik Gallery Amargosa, CA

While out taking a drive looking for things to photograph I found myself in the tiny town of Amargosa, CA. We passed the Longstreet Casino then traveled on down to the Amargosa Opera House, which is a very old building. (See photo above.) Across the street from the Opera House was a tiny building that had large windows on three sides and on top I noticed a sign that said ‘LIK’. (See photo above.)

Now I don’t know how many of you know the extremely talented photographer Peter Lik, but he has a gallery in Las Vegas at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel. I have visited that gallery a few times just to enjoy the fabulous photographs that he has taken. If you have heard of him then you know he likes to take tall or wide shots of the locations in nature or items like buildings or planes that he photographs. He also has a show on the weather channel showing him going to various places to take his photographs. To me he is an inspiration.

Back to my adventure we drive across the street and go up to the Lik Gallery and it had 4 images hanging in front of each window and nothing else in the gallery. I was totally amazed by this find. I know that many tourist buses going to Death Valley have stops they make at certain locations during the week and that area happens to be one of them. So here was a tiny gallery of an amazing photographer for those many tourist to see while venturing to Death Valley, CA.

That made my adventure all the more pleasant. No matter where your paths take you keep your eyes open for those interesting nuggets that can inspire you out of no where.

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