Cadillac Ranch

Just West of Amarillo, TX, off I-40 is Cadillac Ranch (, an ‘art’ installation done in 1974 and moved to its present location in 1997. What struck me was the graffiti – paint so thick that it has added inches to parts of most the cars. You should know that the images here are unique in that near constant painting changes the details of each vehicle hourly. I’d assume that the paint would protect the cars from rusting and therefore last longer than if left in their natural state, although I’m not sure how long the structures will withstand the weight of the paint. Perhaps for several years more. But the visual impact of the cars on the flat (very flat) farmland is striking. Again, that will change as Amarillo grows and eventually surrounds it all.



So, more to come. Love to hear what you have to say about our travels.

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