Here’s some new portraits of Nicole, the manager at Roy’s Motel & Cafe, an iconic Route 66 pit stop in the Mojave Desert.
Roy’s originally opened as a gas station way back in 1938 then expanded as the tourism boom started picking up in the 50s. It’s one of the only structures in the lonely town of Amboy, California.
The interstate bypassed Amboy when it was built in 1972 so now it’s mainly a pit stop for bikers & international tourists that are hungry for a taste of old school Americana.
The motel has been closed to guests since 1988 so the lobby is a bit of a time-capsule…she opened it up to let me make these pictures.
Read more about Roy’s at visitamboy.com