Just can’t resist this – American Roadside Architecture as serious art…

This is about an exhibition of mid-20th century American Roadside architecture – pictures of it, at least – making its way across… are you ready?… Macedonia.

Yes, one of the most ancient places on the globe is getting a good look at how American represented itself architecturally in the era of post-war business hedonism.

Personally, I love this kind of architecture and remember fondly many roadtrips as a kid in Texas and in my 20s – during those blissful summers when i had nothing to do and a car to take to do it – when my friends and I would literally set out for a few days at a time and seek out these places. The more dated the better. I truly believe that America’s rapidly dissapearing roadside architecture is replete with gems and they should be saved, if only for the enjoyment of the world and the throngs of Macedonian tourists that are bound to be flocking to our rapidly decaying rural highways…

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