michael k. wilkinson, photographs of architecture &


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Formerly an L-shaped 1950s rambler. Now more of a U. With much larger living room with much taller ceilings. Alexandria VA.A quick shoot today in Alexandria VA where the homeowner actually furnished the home exactly the way the architecture wanted it to be furnished. Every room was perfect.Under the cast iron stair, looking west, in the morning.#nofilter On assignment in an empty building.Polar bear doing the breaststroke. Some beautiful clouds out there today. On Fessenden St NW, near Deal MS. #cloudpornBefore polish (street side). See @nomadmmlodge for a photo after the first pass of polishing (curb side). Amazing transformation. 1953 Airstream Liner, brought up to MD from Atlanta early this week. #airstream #vintageairstream #liveriveted #vintagetrailer #neveridle@nomadmmlodge cofounder Michael Vallen laughing with delight upon discovering, after wedging the 1953 Airstream Liner we towed back from Atlanta yesterday into the workshop and plugging it in, that all the lights work as they should. Great joy in the little things. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #neveridle #liverivetedF@&king awesome 3:15 end to a f@&king awesome couple days on the road. Arrive back in Maryland with the Airstream to find a flat tire on the Saab. At least I felt it within the first tenth of a mile, and there was a remarkably well lit retail plaza right there, with two cops parked nearby to make sure my 3:30am tire change was safe. Home at last at 4:15am.KY HOUSE TRAILER EXP 4-1-78. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer 1953 Liner @nomadmmlodge #neveridleAnd our final stop in the giant DC-ATL-MyrtleB-DC two-day-triangle-trip is to scout out a 1977 Argosy 28 with front & rear panorama windows. Needs everything all the other trailers have needed, but it's an excellent trailer. Stay tuned. We'll decide in the next day or two whether this one joins the fleet or not. Some spreadsheeting may need to happen. #argosy #airstream #vintagetrailer #vintageairstream #neveridle @nomadmmlodgeRoadside repair number 1, Interstate 20 about an hour out of Atlanta. Zip ties on the door broke, door flew open at highway speed. Caught it very soon after it happened. Whew. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #aluminumtapediaries #neveridle @nomadmmlodge1953 Airstream Liner (R) successfully procured in Atlanta. Headed to Myrtle Beach to take a look at an Argosy 28. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #argosy #neveridle @nomadmmlodgeThe 1953 Liner we're picking up in Atlanta is the same as the 1953 Liner already in the @nomadmmlodge fleet (shown here). Both are super rare. Three known to exist in roadable condition. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #neveridle #Chevrolet #silveradoI make Chevrolet ads in my spare time. #Chevrolet #silverado @nomadmmlodge @foxdwn #neveridleAnd so another journey begins. A quick stop to pick up tires and rims at Harley's in the Northern Neck of Virginia, before hitting the road to pick up a 1953 Airstream Liner in Atlanta. #neveridle #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailerTruxton Circle. Interior, before renovation.Truxton Circle.Truxton Circle, NW DC.Proud to be starting a new project later this month. Will be taking an extensive series of Waiting for the light on Florida Ave NW.On State Rt 52, somewhere between Truth or Consequences and Winston NM. These roads, that sky, the mountains. I love New Mexico.Chloride NM.Diamond Bar Saloon Winston New MexicoLandscape shoot in Dupont with @gardenwise.co this afternoon. Quite lovely.I can't tell you how much I love New Mexico sunsets. Well, yeah I can. Love them as much as they make me look tall. So, like, a LOT. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #savetheairstreams #neveridle @nomadmmlodgeDinner on the Potomac in southern Maryland. A beautiful evening.Last shot 9pm last night in Potomac MD, first shot 0500 this morning in NW DC.Another summer night, another beautiful home. This one is in Potomac MD. A great room addition off the back of a pretty standard suburban colonial. Client: Saltbox Architecture & Construction. With thanks to Avery (@sleaze.inc) for the assist.Not entirely intentional, but because we didn't follow up quickly enough after saying we were going to buy the truck, the seller went ahead and sent it to the paint shop for a new Best food in Lordsburg NM. In other words, it's ok.Pulling tin. Somewhere in New Mexico (last weekend). 1961 Airstream Overlander. Hopefully getting added to the fleet next year after restoration. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #savetheairstreams #neveridle @nomadmmlodgeRoadside repair # 4 or 5 (or 20?) on our epic NM to DC journey with the unrestored 1961 Airstream Overlander. You're constantly glancing in the rear view mirrors. When you see one of the rare, fragile (and expensive!) original Hehr awning windows flapping in the wind in the mountains of West Virginia, you take the very next exit and break out the aluminum duct tape. Problem solved. #airstream #vintageairstream #vintagetrailer #diy #roadsiderepair #liveriveted #neveridle @nomadmmlodgeQuick rest stop, Central Kentucky. 7-ish hours until we arrive back in Washington DC with Mahogany, Nomad's newest vintage Airstream trailer. #vintagetrailer #airstream #1961 #overlander #neveridlemore



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