Going West

The coming days will be all about wildlife and nature’s wonders and incredible landscapes, here on the Humble Fabulist; but first – first impressions: bunnies and boot lamps, stuffed animals, americana kitsch and rows upon rows of movie candy in the local supermarket. No matter where you find yourself in the States, you are never too far away from candy.

Cody, Wyoming

May 28th, 2018

Madonna!

Driving south from San Simeon on CA-1 and then US-101, your way will inevitably bring you to another castle of opulence. The High Temple of Kitsch, a Symphony in Pink by the Brass Ensemble, the legendary Madonna Inn. From ”roses are red” to ”think pink” to ”red or dead”, every banality you’ve ever heard or thought of, will come to mind and take on a new meaning. This place has to be seen to be believed –  from its Alpine Swiss hotel exterior down to the lavishly decorated restrooms, everything dressed in all shades of pink, with brass accents breaking the ”monotony”. Seeing ”la vie en rose” has never been easier, no rose-coloured glasses necessary.  And that is only the ground floor; you haven’t even seen the rooms yet!

Mr. & Mrs. Madonna


The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

July 12th, 2017