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Twin Arrows

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 15 February 2014 in Business & Industry and Portfolio.

Further down the road, I couldn't resist these arrows and had to stand on a freeway offramp to get the shot. Luckily, it wasn't heavily used. I wondered why the gas station, cafe, and shop had closed being just off Interstate Highway 40. A short distance further west, I got my answer. On the other side of the highway, I saw a huge casino, Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort. It had just opened in May of 2013. All the action was now on the other side of the highway.

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Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

wow..., who sent those arrows.., they are beautiful. nice take.

15 Feb 2014 5:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Came to mind old western movies with John Wayne put things in the right order.

15 Feb 2014 5:15am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah a touch of the changing times and fortunes. here for sure - which I suppose the whole Route is all about. The toning here sure helps deliver the message.

15 Feb 2014 5:18am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Excellente capture

15 Feb 2014 6:15am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Like this place. Wanna go. And like this image.

15 Feb 2014 7:13am

jean pierre from paris, France

sacrés flèches!! amitiés

15 Feb 2014 8:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise

15 Feb 2014 8:54am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Perfect capture! I love the colors.... have a nice day Steve.

15 Feb 2014 9:00am

ROLAND THEYS from loverval, Belgium

Perfect shot! nice day to you!

15 Feb 2014 9:43am

Veronique from Tarbes, France

You must be in an Indian region !! Very nice post-treatment.

15 Feb 2014 9:54am

@Veronique: Yes, this is just a little east of Flagstaff, Arizona. In fact, it's between Meteor Crater and Flagstaff.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan


15 Feb 2014 10:54am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Seems like something I saw many years ago:)

15 Feb 2014 11:41am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Intriguing image. Nice find. Have a great weekend. :)

15 Feb 2014 12:53pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of the Twin Arrows. Lovely. :)

15 Feb 2014 1:30pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a classic! I love this one, Steve! The scene, here, is just so evocative of old kitschy stuff now laid to waste (in a symbolic sense, anyway :-) Now the "action" truly is somewhere else. I am so glad that you captured this one. And thank you So Very Much, Steve, for your kind and wonderful comments to me as my blog seems to roll along on some kind of twisted "automatic." It kills me that I am not able to respond or visit much right now. To me, THAT is what this blog is all about...Hopefully, that will return for me...In the meantime, I truly want to thank you and please know I am out here visiting :-

15 Feb 2014 2:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A great one to notice and shoot. I like this a lot.

15 Feb 2014 3:04pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Nice find. Excellent framing. Great capture.

15 Feb 2014 3:23pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I remember this place from years ago when it was still open. In, fact, there is probably an old photo of it somewhere in my attic!

15 Feb 2014 4:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What we photographers won't do to get a shot! I love the angle of the shot and the mood.

15 Feb 2014 5:35pm

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A perfect capture of these arrows, Steve, it was worth it. - Great to take pictures of the Old West - it soon will be gone - changing to the "New World"
Thanks for sharing - kind regards Monika

15 Feb 2014 5:57pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice capture

15 Feb 2014 7:50pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic find; sad to hear of the closing of the cafe and gas station though! This has a great atmosphere!

15 Feb 2014 7:53pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Gosh what effort went in to the production of these things! Something I really think Japan has in common with the US, from what I've observed.

15 Feb 2014 9:30pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Superbly graphic, and once again, the foreground's portion is exactly calculated. The graphics of the floor lamps on the left add their verticality to the oblique of the arrows.

15 Feb 2014 11:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles flèches plantées dans le sol superbe des indiens dans les airs.
Belle journée

16 Feb 2014 3:47am

vrinda from mangalore,Karnataka, India

nice find,nicely composed

16 Feb 2014 3:51am

L'angevine from Angers, France

je me flèche sur ces couleurs rétro

16 Feb 2014 10:16am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Nice shot and nice treatment. An interesting place

16 Feb 2014 10:40am

Pix from France

Très belle photo et un beau traitement.................

16 Feb 2014 10:11pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

...hence..the twin arrows! Thanks for the story in the introduction, was a little weird...

18 Feb 2014 12:31pm

Florence from Paris, France

Love the vintage feel of this shot, fitting so well here.

30 Mar 2014 5:54pm

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