Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Old Highway


There are many places in Phoenix where the old highways used to pass where you can find old abandoned motels that are no longer in business.  I found this place on east Van Buren and it is one of the better maintained places I've seen.  It almost looks as though someone is using it for storage but, I know for sure it's no longer a motel.  I'll show you more photos from here in the future.  It's an interesting spot.

18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I could imagine a shop in there with that wonderful tree (?) right in front of it!

Lowell said...

This place looks very well taken care of. We have motels where the highways have passed them by, also, but they are run-down and frequented mostly by prostitutes and druggies.

Mo said...

A building with potential as the real estate agents say

Teresa said...

Love the colors!

Magpie said...

It does look very well maintained for a place that's not being used. Is that pyracantha growing in an arch?

RedPat said...

It looks like it could be a nice flat for someone!
Loved your shot of the jet yesterday too.

Jarart said...

Looks like maybe an office or something. East Van Buren can be an interesting drive.

Madge Bloom said...

Not too run down (yet)...

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Hey, I like the composition and the saturated colours, they sing!

Regina K said...

Color are great green trim against that peach stucco.

Karl said...

Looks very well maintained, the flowers on the right are gorgeous!

Jack said...

It is odd to see an abandoned building that is so freshly painted and well maintained. Someone must have plans for it.

T. Becque said...

Looks like it's been kept up nicely too. Many places around old highways here don't look so good!

glenda said...

Looks like a fresh coat of paint on that front door.

Randy said...

I like the color of the trim.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Blue, pink, white and red all make for a great image Sharon. It certainly seems strange to see an abandoned building being so well maintained. Can something 'intriguing' be going on behind that white door!!!

JM said...

I really like this composition. Abandoned motels, it's sad, but photo opportunities must be great.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

This must be on the nicer side of the street! :-)