“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”~A Nin
Idle Packard on old Route 66 in Ash Fork, AZ, processed for a vintage postcard kind of a feel.
I spent the day on Tuesday rambling around a few towns in a stretch on Arizona’s Route 66. A non-Photographer friend (he was thankfully quite patient with my antics and even brings along good cheese) 🙂 and I packed a picnic lunch and headed up north in the morning, setting out for Williams, Ash Fork and Seligman. There were a ton of foreigners on tour in Seligman and nobody in poor Ash Fork, which is quite run down. The hotel you see in the background is abandoned and by the looks of it, has been so for a number of years. As photographers we love that kind of thing, as a resident I would most definitely hate it. Seligman appeared to be popular with tourists and while it is certainly a unique town, it is pretty much a tourist trap. But I have to admit it, as tacky as it is….it’s still fun. There are tons of vintage vehicles scattered about although the cheap souvenirs outnumber them by about a million to one!