Allende, Coahuila, c. November 2004
Off of Federal Route 57 in Allende, is this simple and exquisite example of Art Deco architecture. Originally built as a gasoline station, this elegant building now serves as a beer and cold beverage store. I did not purchase anything upon this particular visit, but on prior and subsequent visits (especially in summer), I would pop in for an ice-cold Coronita. In the blistering August heat, it tasted like a magic elixir, and restored lost energy from a long day of shooting.
The 1997 Saturn SL1 in the left-hand side of the picture racked up almost 300,000 miles for me in eleven years, about half of them on my photography expeditions.