Fine Art Images from the American Southwest

Walkabout, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

This week I thought I’d revisit some images from Tucumcari, New Mexico. I spent a couple of days there with my friend Ron a few years ago. It might be time for another visit soon. Maybe this winter for a change and to see what might have changed.

I like to shoot a lot of buildings and storefronts head-on. The perspective offers simple shapes and patterns.


Mural, Tucumcari
Steel flag
American Legion building Tucumcari
Eastern Plains Finance building, Tucumcari
Random sculpture, Tucumcari
Sants Fe Railroad boxcar logo, Tucumcari
Church window, Tucumcari
Church of Christ, Tucumcari, NM
Pass through alley in Tucumcari
Sidewalk nature, Tucumcari
Danford Dan's music store, Tucumcari
Danford Dan's music store, Dead End
Window display, Tucumcari, NM
Closed and potted plant store front, Tucumcari, NM
Massey Company, Tucumcari, NM
Smiley face, BNSF, Tucumcari
Random street lights
Dumpster, patina and paint, Tucumcari
Sahara Lounge sign, Tucumcari
La Mesa Motel Santa Rosa, NM
Ford Thunderbird, Tucumcari
Empty sign Santa Rosa, NM
Gas station Santa Rosa NM
Texaco sign Santa Rosa, NM

As always, thank you for looking. G

24 thoughts on “Walkabout, Tucumcari, Santa Rosa, New Mexico”

    • Thank you, Peter, it was a good trip. I’m glad you had a good time. Thank you for joining me. Looking forward to seeing your posts. G

  1. Great shots, inspiring shots. Its a book. Makes me want to buy a corvette and drive Route 66. Course the ‘vette would have to be on a cross-over frame so that I can get in and out of it…then Santa Fe Railroad signs here we come.

    • I’ve driven a good portion of Route 66 west of Tucumcari over the years. Saw a bunch of Vipers one time. It didn’t look like they were having much fun as the road was better negotiated in a 4×4!!!
      Chat soon. Thanks, Larry. G

  2. Hey Geraint….very interesting/fun photos. I have occasion to visit small NM towns every fall when in that area Quail hunting & your photos perfectly capture the haunting bygone era when these small towns flourished & the Route 66 corridor was vibrant….really well done!

    • When visiting these towns I can’t imagine how thriving, vibrant and alive they must have been. Are you still thinking about Kansas? Let me know! Thanks, John. G

  3. The long walkway corridor thing in Tucumcari brings me back to my childhood; When I was 11 or so my mom left her car door unlocked and her purse was stolen. We found her purse (minus $5) on the ground there but her ID and everything else was intact. I totally saw this and my mind went back 28 years haha. Thanks for that.

    • Hi Rick
      It’s good to hear from you. I hope you are well!
      That is quite a story and interesting you found everything but five bucks. I wonder how much that is worth in today’s money.
      My friends wife’s purse was stolen in Pasadena CA. Many years later I was helping another friend and we found the purse in the ivy ground cover around the house. Everything was there except the money.
      Thank you Rick. G


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