Friday, April 10, 2009

Is this the way to Amarillo?

This is how it was looking the next morning in Albuquerque: SNOW!

On the road again to Texas and in between was Tucumcari...

...and also a ghost town...

If you know where Tucumcari is, you will know too that we were on the legendary "Historical Route 66" again - as you can see in this picture

...or this one: a Mexican Restaurant...

.... or this pretty "Blue Swallow Motel"...

But I think this business is "out of order" since long time already

Tucumcari is known for all the beautiful painted murals from the high time of Route 66

Riding cowboy mural on Route 66

I like this one very much!

Front and site walls of this Motel are murals

Back in Texas again!

And the landscape went FLAT - flat as flat can be...

but, with beautiful warm colors

and pretty clouds at the Bridwell West Ranch

Texas cows

The only way to the horizon

....if eaten in one hour!!!... can you do that...? :))

The Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo. Tomorrow I'll show you more photos from this funky place

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, U.S. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm, and it consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of early Cadillacs; the tail fin) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The piece is a statement about the paradoxical simultaneous American fascinations with both a "sense of place" — and roadside attractions, such as The Ranch itself — and the mobility and freedom of the automobile.

Hi my friends,

I hope you've enjoyed my photos from our trip to Amarillo and we are still sitting here.
I have photographed today also a wonderful sunset on the prairie - that will be online also tomorrow.

Thanks for the comments!!


Anna said...

Hey Susanne, snow, please keep it and don't let go, we have enough here, just few days ago about 1 foot of wet snow, lol. These very cool images, and wow the flat landscapes, what a difference. The sky is always so so blue and dressed with beautiful delicate clouds. Thanks for sharing. Now I got to go and dream of a trip like that in the future, lol. All the best. Anna :)

tricia said...

The murals are awesome. I love the way you pick so many different subjects. Great photos. Thanks once again. Stay away from the snow. :)

Gaston Studio said...

Again, great photos. I love the murals and am glad to see they're intact and looking good!

Happy Easter,

The Retired One said...

How blue the sky looks in contrast to the fields! Reminds me of the fields in North and South Dakota!! They go on forever...

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Endment said...

My husband used to say when he lived in West Texas that he was a landscape artist - all it took was a straight line

silken said...

we used to live one hour from Amarillo and I've never seen the Cadillac ranch! but I've seen the Big Texan many times (never went in though!)


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