in the abandoned motel
Amboy, California. Judging by its appearance, the ghost town (except for a mysteriously still-active Post Office) was popular in the heydays of Route 66. Popular enough to warrant a gas station, a church, a decently-sized motel and a cafe. But on the day when we drove up, all were closed. Abandoned. Gone. There were road signs for utterly empty avenues... Tracks in the dirt.
It was over a hundred degrees in the brutal sunlight but curiosity led us to look over the abandoned buildings. The church was boarded up. An adjacent building had a wide open door. It was perfectly empty and its kitchen had 50's-style tiling.
Across the highway was the empty motel. Some of its windows were busted out. And it was through one of those busted out windows that I saw this still scene here...