Photo Fridays: Apache Motel

Apache Motel, photograph, 2008

One of the bike routes I take to and from my studio is Lincoln Avenue. Lincoln Ave. is the Route 41 -- and before the highway system -- a main travel route in and out of Chicago. It actually follows an old Native American trail.

I shot this photo late one summer afternoon biking along Lincoln Ave. on my way home from the studio. There are many of these old motels along this northern stretch Lincoln Ave. which are slowly being replaced by condos and new businesses. They're now mostly transient residences and flophouses. The Apache Motel sign is probably the most interesting of these signs -- the dusky sky and setting sun bringing out it's faded colors of a bygone era.