Route 66, the legendary roadway of American lore, may be no more, but ghostly vestiges of its existence still remain. Take the lovely stretch of retro hotel signs in Albuquerque New Mexico – part of the old Route 66 route. Just off the University of New Mexico campus, you’ll find a scattered collection of these aging neon beauties, sprouting like weeds among discount furniture stores, flophouses and trendy coffee shops. Today’s gorgeous example is brought to us by Flickr user Christian Carollo Photography. Pop quiz – can any of our Gadling readers name the TV show this exact sign recently appeared in?
I’m a fan of funky, distinctive signs. Since I’m in Montana at the moment–and Montana is a land of meat and funky signs, this sign caught my attention.
Ultraclay! snapped this photo in Nashville,Tennessee, however. The hint of of Nashville behind the sign evokes the sense that this is a street for meandering and strolling. Any place that has period lamp posts shows some initiative. Jack’s Bar-B-Que won 3 Gold Medals at the 2008 BBQ Expo.
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