The Aztec Motel with
The King on the wall.
More Religious Icons and Art
Well it is late August [heh don’t I wish] and I’m wandering around Albuquerque. On Central Avenue which is also Rt 66 in The Nob Hill section it is the Main St. In 1955 Route 66 was the main road America’s highway from Chicago to LA. There were 98 motels on Albuquerque’s Route 66 by 1992 there were only 48 remained and there are many fewer now. But the Route 66 Diner remains still in the 50’s period and the food is great. Up the ave a bit is The Aztec Motel one of the survivor’s but hardly a motel 6, no time and lifestyles have passed on this motel now being home to outsider artists and other non mainstream folks. The building is a gallery wall for all to see through the wildflowers the art varies from wonderful ceramics to “The King” and other Religious Icons. It had the mystical feeling of past life’s and times. I stood and looked a long time and shot numerous images, never not even now am I sure I captured what I felt. Perhaps it was my memories of the song, TV show and the romance of travel. In hindsight I wish I had met some of the residents but everyone has 20/20 hindsight, next trip perhaps.
The third image is on a side street walking back from coffee at Satellite Coffee. At first as I walked by this contractors truck I was stricken, no amused that someone would have switched from Fred Thomson to Obama, being as Fred was already out of the race. I turned and went back to read the third sticker only then did I notice that Barack was wearing a Che Guevara beret. Now it all made sense Chuck Baldwin on the “Anti immigrant ticket” I am being nice here for I don’t know Chuck but it wouldn’t surprise me to find his hoody was WHITE. I wonder now are these contractors still working? or did they loss their jobs to Mexicans or more likely to “in Fraud We Trust” Wall Street Thugs.
Yes socialism is alright when the billions of dollars are going to the ultra rich campaign contributors, but good health care for the poor and middle class damn put on a beret with a red star you are a Commie. Five more days to pick on the jawbone of an ass while he and the fat pig in the bunker pick your pockets. Enough for now comments welcome.
Photographic Art for the People