Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos
July 15, 2004 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Photos Pictures from Robert Pirsig's original 1968 trip, part of a gallery of photo albums inspired by the trip, including 360° panoramas. [via WikiPedia]
posted by kirkaracha (13 comments total)
This is unbelievable! Great find!
posted by Turtles all the way down at 3:03 PM on July 15, 2004

WOW. The high school me just peed his pants.

This is fantastic. It makes me want to reread the book just to visualize everything in this new light. Thanks kirkaracha!
posted by billpena at 3:19 PM on July 15, 2004

I was just reading that book, too! Great post!
posted by spazzm at 3:23 PM on July 15, 2004

I was just thinking about rereading this book. Thanks.
posted by grefo at 3:36 PM on July 15, 2004

For we who loved the book, the photos are wonderful....and poignant, given Chris Pirsig's death outside San Francisco's Zen Center in 1979.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 4:18 PM on July 15, 2004

In 1992, I drove the exact route Pirsig took -- from Minneapolis along Route 12 through South Dakota and into Miles City, Montana and Yellowstone. Simply amazing to read his descriptions and see what he saw. This is awesome -- another way to appreciate one of my favorite books. Thanks for the link.
posted by drinkcoffee at 5:08 PM on July 15, 2004

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is sure hard to navigate. I still can't find the chapter on sorting out transmission troubles on my Triumph Bonneville!
posted by wackybrit at 8:17 PM on July 15, 2004

[this is good]
posted by dg at 9:37 PM on July 15, 2004

posted by bonaldi at 9:58 PM on July 15, 2004

(If ya'll read my World Famous Weblog (or at least the quicklinky thing) you'd have known about this three whole weeks ago! [/self promotion])
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:27 PM on July 15, 2004

(I'all read your World Famous Weblog and quicklinky thing, and I missed this one. Less truncation with the linky titles, Monsieur Poulet!)

P.S. If y'all read my quicklinky thing, you'd have seen the Molvania song ten days ago... Etc.

Thanks, kirkaracha. Brilliant. That book blew my 21-year-old mind. (Perhaps not the most appropriate turn of phrase in the circumstances.)
posted by rory at 1:29 AM on July 16, 2004

Now I'm going to have to re-re-read the book. What a great find!

So great I posted it on my obscure, seldom-read, weblog ;)
posted by tommasz at 7:17 AM on July 16, 2004

The book meant a great deal to me back in the day; now that I have these amazing pictures, I'll have to go back to my battered, much-annotated paperback one more time. Thanks, kirkaracha!
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