Thursday, March 28, 2013

Whiting Brothers

I'm very fortunate to live just a few miles off Route 66.  And while there are tons of scenic signs and lots of neon, I gravitate more toward the derelict buildings of a time past that are still hanging on.

The Whiting Brothers had over a hundred gas stations back when Route 66 was the thriving "Mother Road" across America, but went into decline when the Interstates bypassed some of the smaller towns.

My offering today is of a former Whiting Brothers gas station in Moriarty, New Mexico.  It's a tire shop nowadays, but the signs still stand proudly albeit more rusty.

2 x 3 pinhole photo on Harman Direct Positve Paper exposed for 75 seconds.
Marinated in homebrew caffenol for 4 minutes.


  1. Nice image, I'm going to have to make it out to Moriarity more often.

    Joe V (from Abq)

  2. Thanks Joe! Yeah, it's not that far...and lot's of cool stuff as you know!