Thursday, October 20, 2016

Route 66 - restoration and decay

Two extremes along Route 66: La Posada, in Winslow, where Walter Gomez and I spent last night - an old Harvey House railroad hotel, admittedly, as well as a Route 66 stop - it became railroad offices, before being bought and transformed through the architectural and funky design genius of Allan Affeldt and Tina Mion in the 1990s (and pet-friendly - no wonder we always stay there when we can) - and Ludlow.  Poor Ludlow.  I'm always stopping there, too - you may have noticed - because of the relatively reasonably price gas, but almost no settlement better epitomizes what happened when I-40 replaced Route 66.

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