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The town’s visionary was so far ahead of the the food truck trend that their truck didn’t make it. I mean, I guess it didn’t make it, since it’s surrounded by weeds that have clearly had all summer to get this tall. That’s the downfall of being a visionary – sometimes you are just too far ahead for it to work.

Geronimo, Oklahoma
photographed 9.18.2021

Modes of modern travel

The American Southwest is dotted with motels that didn’t make it. Travel patterns changed, towns not on the Interstate highway system got smaller, air travel became more affordable, people were in too much of a hurry to even consider an overnight stay in a place like Encino, New Mexico.

And, so, here, the Photography Gods blessed me with an illustration of how all those things impacted the Encino Motel, which could not be saved by new management and/or low rates.

Encino, New Mexico
photographed 3.23.2019

1873

There’s a chimney around back that’s painted up like a tequila bottle. Just in case you were wondering…

an out-of-business restaurant
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 2.10.2019

We were all left hanging

The place was there. And then it was gone. And we were all left hanging.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.25.2017

Breakdown

Yes, there I was, looking through another dusty window of another out-of-business restaurant.

How did that get to be a thing?

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.11.2017

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