Wigwam Hotel

JimFox

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On Monday I was in Holbrook Arizona and drove down a bit of the historic Route 66. One of the hotels on it is still in operation, and it's called the Wigwam Hotel. The Wigwam's are fully functional, I got to peek inside one as the maid was cleaning them.

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All comments are welcome,

Jim

PS. I totally spelled Wigwam wrong, thanks to Alan for catching it. :)

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AlanLichty

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This one works well as a B&W.

Classic US 66 motel that dates back to when the two cars posed in front of the wigwams were new and shiny. I remember going past this place in the 1950's as a child and it hasn't fundamentally changed a bit.
 

JimFox

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This one works well as a B&W.

Classic US 66 motel that dates back to when the two cars posed in front of the wigwams were new and shiny. I remember going past this place in the 1950's as a child and it hasn't fundamentally changed a bit.
Thanks Alan. I didn't even think about B&W for this one, I will have to check it out. Though the one thing that might get lost in the B&W that is here in the IR is the rust of the cars.
 

AlanLichty

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LOL - I meant to write IR instead of B&W. I like the golden vegetation in this scene.

For the record its spelled Wigwam and was the name of a chain of motels built in the 1930's and 40's. While wigwams are a circular type of Native American dwellings typically found in the northeastern US the name was used for the teepees that were featured by this motel chain
 

Ben Egbert

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Boy look at those old cars. My family took a trip to Iowa from So Cal in 1948 when I was 8 years old so my memories are dim, but I know we traveled most of the way on 66. I like your color choice here Jim.
 

JimFox

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LOL - I meant to write IR instead of B&W. I like the golden vegetation in this scene.

For the record its spelled Wigwam and was the name of a chain of motels built in the 1930's and 40's. While wigwams are a circular type of Native American dwellings typically found in the northeastern US the name was used for the teepees that were featured by this motel chain
Oh man.... even as I typed it, I knew it seemed wrong.... Thanks Alan
 

sweetgrass

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I love this scene Jim! Every time I go through Holbrook I am always drawn to the Wigwam, and seeing it in IR makes me want to make the trip this summer!
 

beavens

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One of your best thus far, Jim! I really like the colors and not sure that I would convert to B&W.

Only nit would be to nix that yellow tree on the right edge.

Jeff
 
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