When my friend Pat and I toured a large part of the southwest and midwest for 6 weeks last spring, we visited every quilt shop we could find, stopped at any thing and any place that looked interesting, from The Devil’s Tower to Nauvoo to Taliesin, and toured all of the Presidential Libraries and homes we could. It was the trip of a lifetime. Our meandering route took us south along the Mississippi, and also across parts of Route 66.
When I ran across the wonderful blog created by photographer Natalie Slater called “The Mother Road Re-visited: Route 66 Then and Now”, it reminded me of many of the sights we saw along the way that hinted at a more vibrant past. The gifs she has created change back and forth between buildings, intersections, etc. as they were in their “heyday” and as they are now. They are wonderful to behold, and brought back memories of the highways and byways we traveled on our marvelous journey. It’s fascinating to see how different some sites are now, and how some have remained completely recognizable.
Here is one of Natalie’s gifs, just to give you an idea. Check it out when you have a minute.