Friday, July 29, 2005

star photo

So much time has passed since my last posting, my readers are probably thinking that I’m working on an entry that will blow them away. Ummm… sorry to disappoint.

I was driving along Isleta Boulevard last week, hunting down what I believe is the last standing drive-in theater in the city of Albuquerque, when I noticed this gem of a building. I don’t know any of the history behind Star Photography, but I think it is safe to assume that the business was run by some interesting people.

Although there are many intriguing things to look at along the pre-1937 alignment of Route 66 through the south valley, the giant plywood camera at the front of this boarded up establishment was more than enough to distract me from the task at hand. It wasn’t until after I had parked my truck that I noticed the lovely paintings on the sides of the structure. Sort of reminds me of some mud flaps I see on trucks on the freeway.

If you want to see this thing for yourself, Star Photography is located on the corner next to the Dairy Queen at the intersection of Isleta and Brother.

By the way, I did find the drive-in theater I was searching for, so maybe you’ll be reading about that in the not-too-distant future.