The main hallway of the Arlington Motel (yesterday’s post). Before the entrance to this hallway is a staircase (and I use that term lightly), that goes above and I imagine connects to a hallway that mirrors the one shown here. I’ve been rolling with the black & white urban theme this week, but struggled on deciding whether black and white or the color version worked best. The inside of the hotel was mainly drab, faded paint, and everything else was covered in layers of debris, dust, some ash and so forth. It wasn’t bursting with color in other words, but I’m a fan of subdued & quiet tones. I also felt the black and white version had some intrigue because of all the angled shadows mixed with the sunlit entrances to rooms. Perhaps I should try it in sepia.
My mind keeps returning to a wonder of what this may have looked like alive. For such an old building, (and one that was supposedly a cornerstone when this entire area of downtown was thriving,) that there might be some photographs floating around. I have only found one, this one. My knowledge of cars is not extensive, but I’m guessing perhaps this one was taken in the late 60s/early 70s.