michael k. wilkinson, photographs of architecture &

interiors

day-to-day peeks and glances, courtesy of Instagram
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Charred bark still falls from the trunks of the redwoods and lands on new growth needles at eye level, 6 years after the Big Sur wildfire of 2008. #airstreamdc2cali  #bigsur #california #redwoodNew growth redwood in the foreground, old growth in the background. The redwood is one of the only creatures that survives the forest fires that sweep through the mountains periodically. Here, evidence of the fire of 2008.One of my favorite Chevy shots from the Airstream trip. Sunset at Kirk Creek campground in Big Sur. #airstreamdc2cali #chevrolet #silverado #chevy #chevytruck #airstream #california #nofilterFennel in the foreground. Big Sur CA. #airstreamdc2cali #california #bigsurWing seat for my flight from Phoenix to Washington National. At least I have a window. See you at home. #airstreamdc2caliLayover in Phoenix with a much needed beer and recharge. #airstreamdc2caliTumbleweed's first flight. Not nervous at all. #airstreamdc2caliFaithful travel companion Tumbleweed the Dog. I adopted him in Floyd, Virginia, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, two weeks and one day ago, and he, @dcmdb and I have traveled 4154 memorable miles since then. He's been a great copilot, guard dog and conversationalist. Can't wait to introduce him to his two sisters when we get home late tonight. #airstream #vintageairstream #airstreamdc2cali #1964 #overlander #liverivetedCrowd source request: what is it? Seen flying north out of Los Angeles towards the San Bernadino mountains at 0900 on Saturday 18 October 2014. #aviation #vintageairplane #propeller #boeing #mcdonnelldouglass #douglassaircraft #ww2 #wwii #vietnamera #airplane #airstream #vintageairstreamMy last airstream sunrise. For this trip, anyway. Something tells me there are more on the horizon. This morning, Victorville CA, in the Mojave desert. #airstreamdc2cali #airstream #vintageairstream #vintage #1964 #overlander #californiaMy favorite piece of pottery in the Hearst Castle. #airstreamdc2cali #pottery #californiaDinner here tonight, after a long day of driving in the Mojave desert. Victorville CA. Time to get our drink on. #airstreamdc2cali #airstream #california #mojaveDoes anyone know if Jay Farrar needs a photo for the next Son Volt record? (@brysoncoles @leicadc) #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #california #vintage #vintageairstream #jayfarrar #sonvoltA line of oncoming headlights as far as the eye can see. CA Route 395, Mojave Desert. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstream #vintage #liverivetedRoman pool at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Big Sur, CA.  #airstreamdc2cali #california #vintageairstreamDusk in the middle of the Mojave desert. Wow. Vast. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #mojave #vintageairstream #liverivetedYesterday morning's hike out of Kirk Creek campground. #airstreamdc2cali #bigsur #california #airstream #vintage #1964 #overlander #pacificOur last glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, cresting the Santa Lucia mountains heading east between Cambria and Paso Robles. Copilot Michael Vallen @dcmdb and I are sad to have to turn back east after such an amazing two weeks out here. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstream #vintage #liveriveted #californiaThat exact moment. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #california #vintageairstream #1964 #overlanderStand of redwood. Huge. Nature is a wonder. #airstreamdc2cali #california #redwoodComing up for data air briefly during a visit to Hearst Castle. Back to Big Sur, and out of range, for one more night later this afternoon. #airstream #vintageairstream #airstreamdc2cali #california #liverivetedDawn at Malibu Beach RV Park. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintage #vintageairstream #liveriveted #malibu #californiaHome for the next three nights. #bigsur #california #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #1964 #overlander @dcmdbSan Simeon, central coast, California. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstream #vintage #1964 #overlanderThe last bit of road with cell service, San Simeon CA. Breathtaking. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstream #vintagePolisher Collin and his work. @hofarc #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstream #vintageLucy's brand new shine, courtesy of HofArc Airstream design/build specialists. @hofarc #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintage #vintageairstream #chevy #chevroletLunch at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. #airstreamdc2cali #santabarbaraSCUBA off the pier in Santa Barbara. Lots of people helping each diver to suit up. Neato. #airstreamdc2cali #scuba #santabarbara #californiaLucy getting the Chaco Canyon grime buffed off at @hofarc in Santa Barbara. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali  #california #vintageairstream #vintageairstreamAt Hofman Architecture @hofarc in Santa Barbara, where they rebuild Airstreams from the skin in. Amazing work. #airstream #airstreamdc2caliQuick stop at @hofarc in Santa Barbara to give Lucy a good shine before hitting Big Sur. #airstream #airstreamdc2cali #vintageairstreamRare 1978 Buick Riviera S Type, precursor to the better known T Type. #buick #riviera #stype #ttype. #malibu #california #airstreamdc2cali #vintagemore

 

 

Michael K. Wilkinson is an architectural photographer based in Washington DC. Instagram is his creative outlet, and he uses it on a daily basis, sometimes hourly. We've plugged his Instagram feed into the space above this paragraph in the hopes of keeping the homepage fresh on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis. Please forgive any non-architectural, uninteresting or otherwise generally nonprofessional photographs in the Instagram feed. In particular, please forgive all the dog photos. Thank you.

 

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