Winslow, Arizona’s claim to fame was firmly established in 1972 when the Eagles sang “Take it Easy,” which includes the line “standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.” The Standin’ on the Corner Park features a life-sized bronze statue of a balladeer (AKA, Easy), a flatbed Ford, and a mural that depicts the lyrics of the popular rock ballad. The park, built by the Standin’ on the Corner Foundation, was built in 1999.
Well, I’m a standing on a corner
in Winslow, Arizona
and such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed
Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me
The music to the song was written by Glen Frey of the Eagles, and the lyrics were written by his good friend Jackson Browne. Apparently there really was a girl in a flatbed Ford.
Renowned artist John Pugh is the creator of the trompe l’oeill style mural that graces the brick wall.
The bronze statue of the balladeer was made by sculptor Ron Adamson, who began his sculpting in Libby, Montana.
U.S. Route 66 was originally routed through the city. When Interstate 40 was built north of Winslow after 1977, it replaced U.S. Route 66 in its entirety.
The booming railroad town of Winslow was born here 130 years ago. The town is named either for Edward F. Winslow, president of St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, or prospector Tom Winslow. The Lorenzo Hubbell Trading Post Building has been restored and is now the “home” of the Winslow Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center.
“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION: I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!
You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.
I challenge you to post no more than 20 photos (fewer is better) and to write less than 350-400 words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself. Include the link in the comments below by Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. EST. When I write my post in response to this challenge on Thursday, August 2, I’ll include your links in that post.
This will be an ongoing invitation, every first and third Thursday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂
I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!
the ~ wander.essence ~ community
I invite you all to settle in and read a few posts from our wandering community. I promise, you’ll be inspired!
- Candy, of London Traveller, wrote a beautiful and informative post with gorgeous photos of a special church and enclosure in Brittany.
- Carol, of The Eternal Traveller, posts some square shots of roofs throughout the Australian capital cities.
- Jo, of Restless Jo, has a beautiful photo essay of the Tall Ships Race in Sunderland.
- Anabel, of Glasgow Gallivanter, has beautiful photos of the canals of Amsterdam.
Thanks to all of you who shared posts on the “photography” invitation. 🙂
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