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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  • Charles Carper 9y

    Looks like a great foto-op, very nice clean sky & puffy-whites.
  • debora smail 9y

    beautifully rural! this is a fantastic shot!
  • darkhairedgirl 9y

    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.
  • mario 9y

    very cool!
  • Jay Krause 9y

    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.
  • KeeJoZ 8y

    I like the overall composition. Thanks to the clouds (IMO), it wouldn't be as pretty without them.
  • Doug 8y

    i love the clouds, i agree they make this picture special
  • Superjeroentje 8y

    Nice :-) Lovely clouds.
  • Paul McRae (Delta Niner) 8y

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah.
  • Amanda SG 8y

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

    I found this photo because you asked me to Explore My Photostream
  • princess_beautiful7 8y

    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.
  • darkhairedgirl 8y

    princess: I'd love to read them. E-mail me sometime about your experiences there.
  • Aubrey Collins 7y

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