Category Archives: Motels

  The El Cortez is another great old sign. Another sign that could have been untouched since the 40’s. This was on the seedier side of Vegas, which was once the main drag. This part of town is now the showcase for a strip of run-down motels, drug and sex rooms, dens of iniquity, where […]

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I have other shots of the Lucky Boy, including one with a guy outside on a pay phone, leaning there, deep in conversation under the sign, trying to figure something out, hook something up, or smooth something over. That’s what we used to do back then. Odd, but standing at a stationary phone seems more […]

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I’m always coming into Needles at a bad time to take photos. Or, worse, I’m usually blowing through on my way to someplace else and only stop long enough to get gas and, perhaps, hit the Dairy Queen over on the crappier side of town. This is unfortunate, as Needles has some well-preserved old signs […]

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The Hotel Monte Vista, in Flagstaff. I know nothing more of the place than that, one night I was passing through Flagstaff on my way somewhere, probably East, but it could have been any other point on the compass, and I saw this sign from the corner of my eye. Since it was 1999, before […]

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