Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where Route 66 Died

8 comments:

Amanda said...

This is a very cool photo.

Valerie said...

What happened to it?

Stephen Baird said...

Valerie,
Route 66 was a famous highway in the USA that traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles. Most of it today has been phased out for bigger highways. The road was full of quaint stops along the way. It was American folklore. It inspired music. Today it still is active in sections of many local towns but you can no longer travel from Chicago to Los Angeles on the road due to it's breakup and lack of upkeep. Many local towns still advertise it's significance and it is still a tourist attraction in every location it exists. The development of alternate highways, bigger and faster cars, the need for speed, all contibuted to the lack of government funding for upkeep.
The photographs taken along Route 66 in the 50's and 60's became its main draw point. You can read countless articles online if you google "Route 66".
This photo of where the road used to be is near the Painted Desert of Arizona.
NikonSniper Steve

dkuroiwa said...

i love this photo...it could have been taken going any direction from my hometown in southeast colorado.
sad about Route 66. my japanese hub and i plan on "doing" the Route in the next couple of years...or doing as much of it as we can...it's very popular here. i wonder if they do the same kind of travel shows in the states about it as they do here? it would get more popular i think if they did.

Marka said...

The road may be gone, but its history and legend remain alive and well. 'tis a pity the whole thing is no longer kept after.

elaine said...

looks like my "neck of the woods"... out here in ABQ.

Sunny said...

Hoping to hit some of the remaining high pointa of this route on my way east in the spring.

Seema said...

great pics as always.......its a daily ritual to wait for your stunning pictures..

long live and make us smile..


Seema