A Love for Cars on Route 66

Train tracks running through Seligman, Arizona

There is something slightly alien about the Arizona landscape. The flat desert plains and red cliffs remind me of lunar photos, harsh and lonely. If it weren’t for the low dry shrubbery peppering the ground there would be nothing to differentiate it from some alien world. I had only ever seen the South West as it’s depicted in movies and postcard photographs. The classic image of tumbleweeds rolling past in Westerns seemed to me like the exaggerations of an imaginative mind.


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