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On his first trip to the United States, Lithuanian photographer Algirdas Bakas took a ride from coast to coast with nothing but a motorcycle, a camera, and fresh eyes.

First Stop: Highway 1, near Santa Barbara, California (above).

“It’s a big place, this America.”

Second Stop: Santa Fe, New Mexico

“I fell in love with the quirkiness of Santa Fe and its residents. For instance, this skirted male masseuse in his late 50s used to work for the power company.”

Third Stop: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Seymour Seclow and Bernice Davis Katz (above), both 92 years old, have been a couple for one year.

Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art

Lenfest Plaza, Philadelphia

“Driving through America, it would often be over a hundred miles of straight road, beautiful blues and yellows meeting in the horizon.”

Fourth Stop: The Race of Gentlemen, Wildwood, New Jersey

Last Stop: Long Beach, New York

“I clocked 5,985 miles, 129 cups of coffee, 49 stops, 13 states, and 2 flat tires.”

This appeared in the August/September 2015 issue.