A corner to stand on

IMG_5805West of Holbrook is Winslow, AZ.  Fans of The Eagles will immediately make the same association I do, with this line from the song ‘Take it Easy’:

“Well, I’m a standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona and such a fine sight to see. It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me”

In appreciation for this immortalisation of the city, a park was built with a trompe-l’œil wall on the corner of the eatst bound Old Route 66 and N Kinsley Avenue.  A 1970’s flatbed Ford was parked in front of the wall and there is a statue of the songwriter Jackson Brown leaning against a lamp post.  The Ford is in all the pictures of the corner on the internet, I therefore presume it is part of the public art on the junction.

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Since the I40 was built, Winslow has reduced in size and is now home to an art gallery, some nice cafes, restaurants and motels, many of which commemorating Route 66.

I stayed the night in Winslow and tried (and failed) to capture the amazing sky at sunset.  Like at the Grand Canyon, I found the sky in the East as stunning as in the West as the light was fading.

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