If you are driving in West Texas between Alpine and Marfa, chances are that you will find yourself racing one of the Amtrak trains.
Another Art Installation from Donald Judd. Take a walk along the border of the property at The Chinati Foundation to admire these concrete shapes and the surrounding scenery. If you look closely in the next to the last photo, you can see the Marfa Water Tower and the dome of the Presidio County Courthouse. 🙂
The exhibit called “100 untitled works in mill aluminum” by Donald Judd can be discovered at The Chinati Foundation just outside of downtown Marfa. These aluminum pieces are housed in two former artillery sheds which are awesome in their own rights. As per the website, “Each of the 100 works has the same outer dimensions (41 x 51 x 72 inches), although the interior is unique in every piece. The Lippincott Company of Connecticut fabricated the works, which were installed over a four-year period from 1982 through 1986.” Unfortunately, they don’t allow photos inside the building, but I think the lighting and reflections from walking along the outside windows made for some nice shots.
The Hotel Paisano is a historic gem right in the heart of Marfa. If you find yourself in this city, you must take a few minutes to walk through and admire the hotel and the history that finds its home here.
This is a pretty church that can be found just north of the County Courthouse in Marfa. The church and the surrounding trees made for some colorful photos.