Behind the HiWay


There are several renovated trailers at El Cosmico, in Marfa, but they may not have the charm of this one that I saw in back of the HiWay Cafe, just down the road in Valentine.  Also, this one has those concrete blocks hold it up, so you know it’s stable.  No neighbors to bother you – everything around is abandoned and falling down.  And the tree right there provides some shade, although to be honest, this IS the desert, and the shade’s probably never as much as you’d hope.  It’s also just a stone’s throw (literally, and I can’t throw very far) from the railroad.

You don’t have to take my word for it; it’s right there on the main highway (or: only highway), between 3rd and 5th Streets*.

Valentine, Texas
photographed 8.16.2013

*By the way, and because I know you want to know, the highest street number in town is 8.

Posted on August 29, 2013, in architecture, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Beautiful!


  2. You mean there’s a highway and at least 4 other streets. This is a metropolis! 🙂


  3. Perfectly cozy and solid!


  4. I like these low maintenance living spaces but I wonder if the cinder blocks may inhibit the mobility of it. Still, I don’t think it wouldn’t take much more than a pickup truck to move it to nicer neighborhood, say, one with two trees.


  5. Oh, I forgot to mention that I like the processing on this. Well done.


  6. I like the processing too. At first I thought it might have come out of one of the drawers you have been cleaning. The trailer has the look of one that has occupied that spot for decades.


  7. Perfect processing for this shot, Melinda. Ehpem sums my thoughts up entirely when I first saw this.


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