Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer 2012 Road Trip: Day 1

Just got back from a 17 day road trip through parts of Texas, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.  So nice travel with someone else whose main interest is photography.  We spent the first night in Amarillo.  Not much time for sightseeing since we were just there overnight but we did manage to make it out to Cadillac Ranch.

Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas

Painted Cadillacs at Cadillac Ranch
Amarillo, Texas

Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation just outside of Amarillo on Route 66.  It was created in 1974 by a group of artists known as 'Ant Farm'.  Ten Cadillacs, models ranging from 1949-1963, are half buried, nose-first in the ground at an angle corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.  Visitors are welcome to enter the cow pasture and encouraged to spray paint the Cadillacs.  As a result, there are hundreds (or perhaps thousands) of empty spray paint cans that litter the field surrounding the Cadillacs.

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