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Abandoned building, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona

Desert Shell Motel
only the rats and lizards
checking in tonight

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on October 10, 2013, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Ein Stück Himmel, Maricopa County, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. does that means that The USA congress and Obama are on their way ?…lol

  2. Ah, but they do have beautiful skies!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

  3. A beautiful frame for the scene.

  4. And possibly Bates? Count me out. Cool photo.

  5. Beautiful blue sky peeking through ~ great sky shot for SWF ~ carol

  6. I love your beautifl desert shot. That must be the last undeveloped land in Maricopa County.

  7. Even varmints need a room with a view! 🙂

  8. hope they can afford the room rates. 🙂

  9. I just Had a fully formed tale (tail!?) of traveling ratties and a lizard clerk, turtle bellhop and so on going on in my mind from your photo/poetry. Thanks they were very nice visitors…check out at noon!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You’ve been reading The Wind in the Willows, haven’t you? 😉

      • Not for 25 years or so! I am a friend of domestic rats as companions though. They are smart as can be, like a very small very bright dog except you have to earn and deserve the loyalty and goodwill of a rat.

  10. Wonderful photo, abandoned places seem charming and very intriguing!

  11. Whoop… now that is a different take on the word prompt. A sense of abandonment, so well pictured in your haiku.

  12. Nice shot for theme abandonment,, i prefer lezard that ratting
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  13. At least they got the room with a view.

    by the shore

  14. Great adjustment of the prompt to your world. Thank you!

  15. lizards-okay, but no thanks to rats! move on you beady-eyed rodents!

  16. I think I stayed there once!

  17. And during the glory days the motel had hourly rates.

  18. The shards of glass framing the beauty beyond adds a touch of sadness to the scene. Lovely photo.

  19. Great take on the prompt !

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