Crossroads / Route 66

Crossroads Motel on Central Ave (formerly Route 66) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

1966 Postcard with the Route 66 sign in the median. The route was decommissioned in 1985. Central Avenue is a pretty great time capsule of roadside businesses that serviced the historic highway. 

The motel was known as the "The Crystal Palace" in Breaking Bad
The reviews of the hotel are interesting. It seems like if you're not a Breaking bad fan, it's a dump. 

The pool looks a little sketchy.

Central Avenue had been under construction for quite some time. They were working on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) bus line. People were up in arms about about the project when I was there last year. It's done now and it looks like a lot of new investment is going into the area.

Albuquerque Boys Club (1954). A pretty interesting triple quonset.

Albuquerque is a little rough around the edges, but I like it.

Photo: Ernst Haas, 1969