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

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.


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Taken on June 10, 2006