Devils Tower, WY

At Devils Tower, the scents of meadows and pines melt; the daylight murmurs of the casual hikers resound; the winds want serenity. 

I discovered the secret door to access the center of Devil’s Tower reaching the altar of Wyoming’s sacred heart; do ask me to share the key — I will.

[2015-08-29]


Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Philippe Bouyer-Gray.
Music by Pierre Gerwig Langer (SESAC) – Dynamedion Publishing (SESAC) and Dynamedion Publishing (SESAC) .
© Philippe Bouyer-Gray – 2015/2016 – All Rights Reserved

Presidents and Chief

Through the Black Hills of South Dakota, I saw bright giants, frozen ghosts in a dark green landscape, gigantic homages to History: Mount Rushmore (sculpted by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln Borglum) and the Crazy Horse Memorial (desired by Henry Standing Bear and Korczak Ziolkowski, and still in progress). Gazing at these characters, I felt a spirit of great memories and a goodwill toward the country.

[2015-08-29]


Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Philippe Bouyer-Gray.
Music by Richard Band – Sonic Desktop Publishing (BMI).
© Philippe Bouyer-Gray – 2015/2016 – All Rights Reserved

Badlands, SD

Filmed in Colorado, the motion picture Badlands, a masterpiece by Terrence Malick, finds its resolution in South Dakota. Why was this movie not shot at the right place? Perhaps a budget issue. I imagine that the scenery is too dramatic for the purposes of Malick, and it would have mashed the characters and their tale. Badlands National Park is an alien planet’s creepy crust lain on South Dakota.

[2015-08-28]


Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Philippe Bouyer-Gray.
Music by Lisa Bloom Cohen – Night After Night Publishing (SOCAN).
© Philippe Bouyer-Gray – 2015/2016 – All Rights Reserved

Madison County, IA

In Iowa, I made several quick stops at Winterset, Madison County: The John Wayne’s birthplace, the sets of a famous movie by Clint Eastwood, and a café where a friend of mine — a young artist named Ethan Pro — exhibited his portraits of our hero, John Wayne. Heading “Wild West” from East (North Carolina), I had to begin wandering around Winterset, IA.

[2015-08-27]


Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Philippe Bouyer-Gray.
Music by Richard Band – Sonic Desktop Publishing (BMI).
© Philippe Bouyer-Gray – 2015/2016 – All Rights Reserved

Grand Opening

Summer 2015, I, Philippe Bouyer-Gray, drove over five weeks through United State of America — 9898 Miles.

This blog — US Vistas — is the tale of my journey.

I wrote all of the texts, as well as filmed, edited, and directed all of the videos.


Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Philippe Bouyer-Gray.
© Philippe Bouyer-Gray – 2015/2016 – All Rights Reserved