06 December, 2011
Urban Unusual: Broken Neon, Ghost Signs
I personally really enjoy taking the older highways and back roads when I am out on a road trip. You tend to see more and the pace is a little slower. You are forced to take a little time to see the countryside.
Super highways are built for speed and lack any sort of style. It is the same scenery mile after mile. Back roads and old highways like Route 1, Route 144 (old National Highway) have more to offer. I have found the best diners and antique stores, abandoned places and old signs to businesses long past.
I have been going through my older photos and processing them to a finer standard. These are some of my favorites.Ghost neon tends to be Gas Stations, Motels, Diners and Drive In theaters but just about any old business can have a sign like these.
It is always curious to me when I find a sign for a hotel or other business and only a stub of a driveway remains. The building is long gone and only a field, the sign and the driveway remains. It is up to the viewer to decide what the building looked like.