Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Route 66 begins here



I didn't notice this sign marking the beginning of the famous Route 66 until a homeless man pointed it out as a photo op. Of course I thanked him by giving him a "donation". You can see the Willis (formerly known as the Sears) Tower peeking out from behind the street lamp. This sign is located just off of Michigan Avenue on Adams Street in Chicago.

17 comments:

Karl said...

Route 66 sounds familiar to me, but I don't know what it is...
Well spotted, Lois.

biebkriebels said...

That is a special sign of a famous route indeed.

Darla said...

Only thing I know about route 66 is it's a drink at sonic.... I went to the top of the Sears tower when it was supposedly the tallest building, years and years ago.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Route 66 still exists in spots in northern Arizona.

SRQ said...

Interesting...I didn't know Route 66 starts in Chicago. It's been a long time since I've visited the Windy City. You're making me miss it.

Kaori said...

I still cannot believe they changed the name of Sears tower!

Tanya Breese said...

wow, a lot has changed since then!

Lois Evensen said...

How very cool! I didn't know Rte 66 started there. I guess going the other way it ends there, too. ;) I have pics of the beginning and end of Rte 1 in Key West. Needless to say, the signs are on opposite sides of the street. Neat image!

allstarme said...

When we were there we didn't notice the sign either until a guy selling some weird indie newspaper pointed it out. Kinda funny!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well that was a good find Lois, for you and the homeless man.

JM said...

How cool! I have not seen this before.

Jack said...

Route 66 sure changes a lot as it moves through the west . . .

jennyfreckles said...

You've made my day with this photo! I used to work in "Team 66"... motto: "Get your kicks on Team 66"! I didn't know until recently that it really doesn't exist anymore, except in bits.

Lowell said...

That is a wonderful shot! Who knew? And kudos to the homeless man! We drove Rt. 66 a number of times as a young married couple, but I didn't know it began right that in the Windy City!

Re your comment on Images: Ugh is very appropriate!

Randy said...

What a great shot! I would love to visit the Art Institute.

Rob and Mandy said...

Hitchhiked it in the early 80es... Memories...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very cool!66 runs through our town.