In Winslow, Arizona! And such a fine sight to see -
It's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me.
Take It Easy - I'm only quoting the famous Eagles' song. The town of Winslow decided to take advantage of their fame and create the "Standin' On The Corner Park." Notice the Eagle up in the first window.
And there's some hanky-panky going on up there too.
The town is also famous for being on historic Route 66.
It runs right in front of the Park. Notice that isn't really a building, just a wall. It used to be a building, but it burned down in 2004. Fortunately, the wall and mural were saved.
Just down the street, La Posada Hotel was the last great railroad hotel for the Santa Fe Railway. Designed by Mary Colter and opened in 1930, it closed in 1957. It has now been restored and caters to Route 66 fans.
The railroad is just outside these gates.
The hotel is filled with all sorts of strange modern art and paintings.
This 18' by 7' painting is "A New Years Party in Purgatory for Suicides in which Liberace Makes a Guest Appearance Down from Heaven Just for the Hell of It," by Tina Mion.
You can put on a party hat and join in if you would like.
You can read her explanation, along with who all's in the picture, here.
But at least they had some rusty stuff!