The Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari, New Mexico

An old Pontiac outside the Blue Swallow Motel Tucumcari New Mexico on Route 66

Twilight at he Blue Swallow Motel in Tucmumcari on Route 66

Is this Route 66’s most iconic shot? All Route 66 travellers and officionados know this location well and it is almost impossible to come up with a photograph of this fine building that has not already been done. This is my take – the Motel at twilight featuring the old Pontiac belonging to the Motel’s new owners Nancy and Kevin. And a word about this lovely couple – if you want the warmest of welcomes and a true Route 66 experience, then make Nancy and Kevin, for whom nothing is too much trouble, your hosts.  I was lucky enough to spend three nights at he Blue Swallow making it my base for photographing the many pieces of memorabilia of Tucumcari as well as the ghost towns or near ghost towns of San Jon, Montoya, Newkirk and Cuevo.