Blue Swallow Motel
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I guess you could call this an "icon" alert. Wife and I traveled from California to Tucumcari, New Mexico, with numerous stops along the way to savor what's left of Route 66, The Mother Road. Tucumcari was a delight, with numerous neon signed motels and curio shops spread around town, as well as many nicely painted murals depicting the time when the Mother Road was the best way to travel across the USA.

The quote below is from the Blue Swallow web site:

"The Blue Swallow has been serving travelers along the Mother Road since 1939, and today, our guests enjoy a pleasant reminder of what it was like to travel across the USA in the “good old days. Come take a step back to a simpler time, meet your neighbors from around the world, and relax under the glow of the neon lights in the historic courtyard of the Blue Swallow Motel."
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Keywords: motel, neon, New Mexico, Tucumcari, route 66, mother road, blue hour, night
Camera: D800E
Lens & Filters: 16-35 f4
Film and/or ISO: 100
Aperture: f11
Shutter speed: 2"
Location: Tucumcari, New Mexico
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Location: Southern California CA US
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Wed 10-May-2017 08:27 Rating: 9 

Love the remaining skylight , blending with the neon . great image

Location: HK
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Tue 16-May-2017 10:46

Fantastic colors against a dusk backdrop. The neon is literally screaming at the viewer; in the nicest possible way of course Smile