Painted Desert Inn

Painted Desert Inn, Stairway to Old Hotel Room Entrances
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Was watching a little of the movie in which Judy Garland plays a Harvey Girl and was reminded of the Painted Desert Inn, which was a Harvey institution during the late 40s through early 60s. I returned to those photos and worked on a few more, including this one of a small external stairway that leads past entrances to a few of the old hotel rooms. Intended to be viewed large. Loads of grain.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

2 thoughts on “Painted Desert Inn”

  1. I love the Dining Area picture. The two men, one coming and one going, made me do a doubletake and look to see if they were the same person, though of course they aren’t. The picture on the wall both mirrors and contrasts the two men. There’s an interesting sense of movement and variety against an otherwise still and symmetrical environment.

  2. Thanks, Michelle. I had thought it was nice I was able to catch one person arriving and another leaving at the same time. Had another shot of just the room without the men and thought this one was more interesting.

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