Here's a Truck Stop Instead of St. Peter's...

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    Sierra Blanca, Texas is about as close to a living ghost town as you can get. This abandoned truck stop was on the outskirts of the tiny, one street town. It was surreal to walk around this place. Around back were various car parts from the 50's and 60's along with a pile of tires. Inside were a few chairs and tables where truckers may have sat down to have a meal or snack. The ceiling was caving in and interior wood was rotting. The middle interior had a staircase going down (to a basement?) - which I was all gung ho for going down and exploring but wisely did not. For the few minutes we were there, it was like time was standing still. We were lost in our imaginations wondering what this place was like in it's hey-day. I only wish we had more time to explore and photograph the parts of this tiny town where people still lived.

    mRio, Lee Otis, oleiso, ☆eight☆, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. chuckwheat 107 months ago | reply

      Looks like a great foto-op, very nice clean sky & puffy-whites.

    2. debora smail 107 months ago | reply

      beautifully rural! this is a fantastic shot!

    3. darkhairedgirl 107 months ago | reply

      Thanks! If you're ever driving through Texas, Sierra Blanca is a TOTAL photo-op. You have to stop! I wish we weren't so rushed in our trip. I could have spent a few hours there photographing half abandoned buildings and the few locals I did see.

    4. mRio 107 months ago | reply

      very cool!

    5. jaykrause 102 months ago | reply

      I had the pleasure of staying the night in Sierra Blanca and the people at the convenience store were very, very nice. The motel wasn't so great though. It is a strange place indeed.

      Lovely photo.

    6. KeeJoZ 101 months ago | reply

      I like the overall composition. Thanks to the clouds (IMO), it wouldn't be as pretty without them.

    7. 77dmj 99 months ago | reply

      i love the clouds, i agree they make this picture special

    8. Superjeroentje [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      Nice :-) Lovely clouds.

    9. Amanda SG 97 months ago | reply

      I love it! I'll need to find it myself!

      I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream

    10. princess_beautiful7 94 months ago | reply

      I lived there for 5years and most of my family originate from the town and still live there. I can tell you haunting stories about that town that not only my family has experienced but I have.

    11. darkhairedgirl 94 months ago | reply

      princess: I'd love to read them. E-mail me sometime about your experiences there.

    12. Aubrey Collins 85 months ago | reply

      West Texas Truckstop
      Coolio. The sky looks better in yours.

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