I’m planning a trip to California in spring, am drawn to mid-century American kitsch and have been researching motels to stay in. I particularly love the pastel modernist types with pools out front, tiny offices, neon signs, and the promise of shag carpets – you know the ones! Somehow, I came across this collection of photographs of miniature run-down motels. They’re by Australian-born, LA-dwelling artist, Anna Carey, who grew up on the Gold Coast, moved to LA and fell for its similar style of architecture. I’m not exactly sure why run-down vintage motels fascinate me so; perhaps that seedy glamour of America is much more appealing to a European road-tripper like me who hasn’t stayed in enough of them yet, let alone has encountered bed bugs. Anyway, enjoy!

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