Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Old Abandoned Truck Stop.

  Agent 54 back on the job again.  I took a short vacation in the desert southwest and came upon  old abandoned truck stop on Route 66 a few miles south of  Kingman Arizona.   The little truckers restaurant in the background is ironically named “Time Stop”.  Actually, the restaurant stopped and time passed it by.  How many thousands of  tired truckers must have had a hot cup of coffee and a good meal there before filling up and hitting the road again?


  



The missing sign from the giant sign posts must of have been a welcome site to many a lonely traveler for many years.









 Abandoned long ago, these gas pumps are obsolete but, not old enough to be restored as antiques.  Stripped of anything with brand markings, they will likely sit here for many more years, just like this.








 This desert driveway will lead you nowhere.  Fortunately they built the new truck stop across the street, complete with a "Iron Skillet" restaurant. 

  How long will the new truck stop last until it too, is Abandoned in Time? 


18 comments:

  1. Time can wear thin in many places until it is no more. Loved this.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you. I will have some more of these type posting coming later.

      Have a great week.

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  2. I took a cross-country road trip over 15 years ago and remember seeing many of these deserted spots myself. Thanks for the jaunt down memory lane and for joining us at #FridayFrivolity!

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks for allowing me to share.

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  3. I love these photos, Agent 54. Although they leave me with a sad, nostalgic feeling. The stop almost seems like it could be post apocalyptic. Nice work, good eye!

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  4. It seems non-sensical to let one site disintegrate and build a new one across the street. The same things happens in Oz too.

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  5. It looks like the start of a ghost town. You and I may recognise what it is but wait 50 years and it will be antiques and all the young people will wonder how it worked (what's gas? didn't they use electric cars?) :)

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    1. Yes, that will be nice when gasoline is a thing of the past.

      Thanks for viewing and commenting.

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  6. Abandon places and towns interest me as I have a love of history. These places and towns allow me to use my imagination as to the people who were there and what happened that places and towns are left abandoned. First time visitor from the Blooger Pit Stop party.

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  8. These deserted places look so calm and serene...Have noticed a lot of these kinds during long drives..Would always wonder who stays here..

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    1. Yes, it stirs the imagination.


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