Photos from Marfa
Some snaps and captions from the last few days….
The strange Prada Marfa art installation just outside of Valentine, TX. Someone told us that when the installation first opened, someone broke in and stole everything that was inside. It isn’t a store (the door is sealed and cannot be opened) but an art installation containing pieces from the 2005 Prada collection. Laura noticed that as a counterpoint to the installation, there were many ragged shoes hanging around the fence behind Prada Marfa. Perhaps the locals own comment on the art?
Most of Valentine, TX is closed. Like this abandoned cafe.
One of the few non-private buildings in Valentine (there’s a dentist there now), is the library. One of the local ranch owners helped erect this beautiful small library with a computer lab. With a stroke of good timing, Mr Johnson (the husband of the late Kay Johnson for whom the library was named after) was there giving a tour for some friends. It was a labor of love and many of the books were donated by locals and friends in Austin. At the opening of this library in the middle of almost nowhere, Karl Rove was present and donated the software for the library to keep track of the books.
One of the trailers at El Cosmico where you can rent an old trailer, yurt, teepee or pitch a tent!
The interior of our trailer in El Cosmico. Nice wood paneling and warm!
The outdoor tub that came with our trailer.
The rustic open air shower/bathroom. Probably great in the summer but cold during the winter!
Tumbleweed, the coolest laundromat/cafe/ice cream parlor we’ve been to.
mike February 20, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Logan February 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm
Wow, interesting stuff. Was it The Karl Rove you got to see (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Rove)? Its always interesting to remember how small of a world it is and how we keep bumping into folks all the time.
Grace February 21, 2010 at 9:19 am
Love the Hi Way cafe photo!
RussRoca February 21, 2010 at 11:37 am
Logan, we didn’t get to see The Karl Rove at the library, but he was present at the opening a few years ago…
It was just pretty interesting that he’d go to the opening of this library that is in this town that is in the middle of nowhere!
Dave February 21, 2010 at 1:27 pm
You seem to have a knack for finding some of the coolest small towns!
Again, The colors in your photos are awesome!
Colin Bogart February 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Great pictures, as always. That laundromat looks waaaay better than the one I go to here in LA! Why no one does more of that here, I don’t know. Anyway, fun to follow your latest adventure news.
James Schipper February 21, 2010 at 8:52 pm
I’m glad you liked Tumbleweed. Daniel is a great guy. I hope you got a chance to meet him. Loved the pictures, as usual. I need to get out that way.
2nd cousin(?) Louise February 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm
I get thirsty just looking at your pictures.
You guys are amazing.
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Marfa is one of my favorite places in Texas, and I’m so glad you guys made it there. Yesterday I was just talking about how I’m itching to finally check out El Consmico, so thanks so much for those amazing photos! I’ve enjoyed following your journey. 🙂