About Me

My photo
Welcome to the online blog for traveler/writer/photographer Steven Barber. Come in. Relax. Take off your shoes and socks -- or any other article of clothing, this is the internet. Have a look around. I hope to intrigue, amuse, entertain, and maybe provoke you just a little. I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Although it was given a modicum of posthumous fame in the movie THE BAGDAD CAFE, the Mojave Desert town of Bagdad is today little more than a smoothed out area on the desert floor and a single tree growing on the northern side of Route 66.

Although it prospered for decades, the opening of Interstate 40's final stretch of roadway bypassed and destroyed Bagdad as it did so many other towns gathered along The Mother Road. The last structure was removed in 1991, but the tree was left and has thrived despite its lonely vigil.

It's still worth a stop, if for nothing more than to see the only shade for fifteen or more miles in any direction.

No comments:

Post a Comment