January 23, 2010

The Tee Pee Motel

tee pee motel neon at night
The Tee Pee Motel, in Wharton, built in 1942, was abandoned in the '80s and renovated in 2005. There are obvious similarites to the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars:

Scenes from the remake of Lolita were filmed in tee pee #2. More history and information can be found here. I took these pictures in February 2007. The first picture (the neon sign pic above) was taken my first night there. The rest were taken the following morning at sunrise and then a couple of hours later as I left Wharton.

side view of tee pees lined up
closer on tee pee motel sign at sunrise
tee pee motel sign morning
tee pee motel sign with sun just rising
tee pees
tee pee motel sunrise sky
tee pee lined up with sunrise sky
tee pee motel on the horizon
tee pee motel birds

1 comment:

Retro Hound said...

There's a place like this in Lawrence, KS.