Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Cadillac Ranch on Route 66

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These photographs are my own photographic impressions of the Cadillac Ranch, one mile away from our "Oasis RV Park" where we are located since two days. Probably we will stay here one day more because of the recent rainy and bitter cold windy weather conditions and the Tornado threats to the East in Oklahoma.



The Cadillac Ranch,
located along the tatters of historic Route 66, was built in 1974, brainchild of Stanley Marsh 3, the helium millionaire who owns the dusty wheat field where it stands. Marsh and The Ant Farm, a San Francisco art collective, assembled used Cadillacs representing the "Golden Age" of American Automobiles (1949 through 1963). The ten graffiti-covered cars are half-buried, nose-down, facing west "at the same angle as the Cheops' pyramids."




Hi my friends,

We are "stocked" just now here on this wonderful Campground "Oasis RV Resort" in Amarillo Texas. No, no...it's not a bad thing to get stocked here, the place is very nice, the laundry is FREE, the parking spaces are all paved and there is also a big pool in the back, if... yes IF it wouldn't be so damn cold!!! We are freezing and have the heat on day and night inside our RV... :))

And we have also exceptional bad weather predictions, also for tomorrow, with even Tornado warnings - special for the East towards Oklahoma, where we have to go! Well, we will see...maybe we will make also a 180 degrees turn and heading back to the West again...LOL... We are free and can do whatever we want, right?.... :))

Stay tuned and have fun looking to my photos - thanks for all the nice comments!
Love you all!

Susanne

11 comments:

Marcie said...

This is wild! Love the scenes you're capturing on your travels. Thanks for sharing!!!

The Retired One said...

Stay tuned to those weather reports and stay safe!!! Have a wonderful Easter tomorrow, too!

The Retirement Chronicles

tricia said...

Hope the bad weather passes you by. Thanks for more great pictures.

Anne Vis said...

Stunning shots and keep safe with the weather!

Barbara said...

What fun shots. Looks like a fun place to visit. Have a Happy Easter
Smiles B

Gaston Studio said...

That is a LOT of spray paint!!!!

Have a wonderful day!
Jane

Sue said...

What a great photo opportunity -- The Cadillac Ranch! Must be really, really fun!

Endment said...

Wow! Many years ago I used to see those cars from my front window
What great photos - I know they change the painting regularly so it is great to see the latest pictures

Carole said...

WOW i love it. Great abstracts to be had there with these cars. What a site. I love the graffiti.

Watch out for the tornado (although i would love to see one as they've always fascinated me).

Phototherapy said...

Excellent captures on this 66, what a surprise ;)
Hopes everything is cool (I envy you :)
Keep going...
SwissCharles

Anna said...

Hey Susanne that was one great opportunity. What a nice art work on their part. Anna :)

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