Thursday, August 30, 2012

Abandoned Motel, Highway 62

This old motel on Highway 62 in 29 Palms appears to have been abandoned for years. It was probably very nice in it's prime. Very photogenic, if you enjoy this sort of desert decay! The skies were amazing (this was two weekends ago), so posting to Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world!
Dead /dying cactus garden; Motel pool in the background.
Pink brick with old, gritty swamp coolers. Classic desert!

Long empty motel pool


24 comments:

  1. I certainly enjoyed your mix of motel decay and brilliant desert skies. That pool pic had it all.

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  2. Fantastic shots! I love the 3rd photo. Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  3. awesome photoshoot location!!!

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  4. I love urban decay photography and the skies are awesome too, thanks for sharing:)

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  5. Great shooting especially the one with the empty pool. The last picture of course adapted with photoshop or whatever gets a really adobe kind of feeling. Still I am not overly fond of adapted pictures other then perhaps a little sharpening and getting the contrast better. But you have found an environment with endless possibilities for real beautiful pictures and I hope to see a lot more.

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  6. All are great! Beautiful skies.I like the last one also.

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  7. Oh these are great shots. There will be a time when none of this is left but thankfully you have recorded a bit of history. I had to chuckle at the swamp cooler....I never knew what those were until we were stationed at Fort Huachucua! They are actually better than AC.

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  9. Great shots. I do enjoy shots of the abandoned and decayed. I'm not sure why it is so interesting.

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  10. I LOVE the shots with the wide angle. The skies are awesome, too! What a great photo opp!

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  11. I love "desert decay." It always makes me wonder about what happened.

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  12. Awesome photos! The first and third shots are my favorite. Gorgeous skies. Happy Skywatching!

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  13. You've made this old motel look absolutely beautiful.

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  14. Oooooh I love the pool picture! Good job. Happy Labor Day!!!

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  15. Beautiful skies!! That last photo is great. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. Wow, fantastic series! I love seeing the sky through the window frames, at first I thought it was reflection...but no glass! My favorite is the crumbling staircase...

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  17. Thanks! And a big WOW i too love the image with the reflection in the windows. :D

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  18. Great set of pictures - this type of "ruin" can yield some splendid (if at times mournful) images.

    Stewart M - Australia

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  19. I'll bet it was something back in the day.

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  20. Great series!
    Love the third shot!
    It's always sad to see abandoned buildings or houses!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice week****

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  21. Like others, I love your third shot. Wonderful skies and decaying images. Or should that read images of decay!

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  22. A fantastic set of photos displaying the decline and fall of former prosperity.

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