on our way to MARFA TEXAS!……. keep reading!……
road trip contd…..
the only bar/post office
when we saw this we immediately though of kendrick lamar
and off we went destination marfa, tx…..
sonic tots and ice cream were a must ….
this month NOVEMBER in nylon magazine, i tell you all about it
where we stayed, the thunderbird
In honor of the America issue, I embark on a road trip that is written down in my bucket list since i put it there 5 years ago……MARFA West Texas. Founded in the early 1880’s…
very rare twombly
cutest card I’ve ever seen….
Taxidermied bison inside Hotel Paisano, which big names like james dean and elizabeth taylor stayed whilst filming ‘giant’
Lots of old cars around marfa, thunderbirds n’ such… one old pontiac in which we found open in the back where i found a polaroid of the actual back of the car with someone in it. either this was some sort of art project like how long does it take till someone finds this and keeps it….. or i was just lucky…
this is so straight from a scene out of ‘no country for old men’. eerie!
as you can see carved into this random door marfa and its galleries aren’t really open unless you plan the the referable date. NO MONDAYS.
Inside an abandoned bus – could it be there for a reason, installation? or maybe we were actually trespassing?
random closed restaurant seemed like is served mexican food (as being right by the border to mexico), and had a drive through looking design… maybe it was popular at one point back in the day.
MYSTERY LIGHTS, the speculation still thrives on today that in one area you could see from Highway 67, ghosts from the war, ufos, lights trying to tell us something in the 10-20 days out of the year they appear in basketball size looking spheres sometimes in colors- and then people think its a mirage or car lights at nigh or campfires….. we still don’t know….
the population increased during World War II, where we also got to explore BUILDING 98, where one lady resides to keep up after it being a POW -prisoners of war- camp during the war. it was this grand house and each room had a story. prisoners held there weren’t held as prisoners really, they painted the entire house of murals of where they were from and countrysides, where they could use their creative side and imaginations …. it was astonishing because we did not know what we were actually walking into…. we were referred by a friend of hers at hotel paisano. So that was pretty intense. i don’t want to give you a history lesson but its a part of the road trip. look into it its very interesting what marfa had been used to do during WWII.
Valentine, TX—population 217!
thats where prada was….
Train on the railroad which was the start of Marfa. Marfa started as just a railroad water stop so trains could replenish, in which they named marfa.
Nick and the car that got us to and from Marfa
and there she was….
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s Prada Marfa installation in nearby Valentine. ❤
sorry for the delay but had to wait till it was printed in nylon magazine before i gave you all my dish. so go get it, OUT NOW!!
summer is up next.