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Original critique posted : March 2008
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Meet the legend

U.S. Route 66

I haven't search for it… I've forgotten about it…
Yet, it was me who pulled the car to a full stop with the burning squeak of the tires…

What…? What was that…?
Up there, on the road sign we just past…?

A Route 66…

THE Route 66 ?

It must be her… There is no other Route 66 in the entire world…

Yes… That’s the one… Never ending legend of 4000 km stretch across USA. Starting right here, in front of my eyes, in Chicago, Illinois and going to Los Angeles, California..

60 years old lady, retired, with the life's resume of the well ridden prostitute – with the love of all romantic fools - abandoned and neglected - graciously dying…

Hey! It was me who rode it through the pages of John Steinbeck’ Grapes of Wrath with the Joad’s family…
It was me who rode my Harley-Davidson next to Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider searching for the soul of America…

Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Oscar Peterson, Will Rogers, Nat ‘King’ Cole, U2… All of them were ‘getting their kicks on Route 66’…
Tom Cruise and his Rain Man brother Dustin Hoffman - rode a pink Cadillac going to Las Vegas for no other reason but to screw the system…

And, here I am… The open mouth’ fool… At the very beginning of the old, dumped road – hearing: Vrrrr…vrrrr…
Those Harleys… The open truck lore of the Joad’s… The soft whisper of the pink Cadillac…

A minute later I've turned around and humbly, obediently went home ! To my kids… To my wife…

Poor, dumb jerk…

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Copyright: George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) (18354)
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cities... My cities !, Dirty pictures, JB's favs 2008, Michele's favorites n°2 [view contributor(s)]
Original Date Submitted: 2008-03-28 6:50
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Points: 36

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Series: PHOTOGRAPHING A CITY... ANY CITY...

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