May 25, 2017

Bucket List: Prada Marfa

I realize it is relatively predictable, given the heightened popularity of this tiny yet happening town in West Texas, but going to Marfa has been on my bucket list for almost ten years (more on that in an upcoming blog post!). Also on my list was a memorable photo session at sunrise. We decided the Prada Marfa art installation was a great place to check them both off the list.  I mean it's not everyday you get to have a double bucket list moment! 

Driving on an empty US-90 at the first moments of sunlight was quite breathtaking. With few signs of civilization and no other cars on the road, the feeling that we were truly in the middle of nowhere sunk in.  
Watching the sun come up and turn the far off mountains beautiful colors of pink and purple was majestic. Taking on the iconic roadside image that is Prada Marfa was better at dawn because we had the road to ourselves. Yes, I was literally standing in the middle of Highway 90 posing for these pictures!  I had been imagining driving by this installation for a while now, and I have to say it totally lived up to the hype. It was so bizarre to see this structure surrounded by an empty desert landscape. The closest town to the installation, Valentine Texas, is a mile and a half away and boasts a population of about 185 people. So literally, there is nothing that surrounds this art installment other than ranch land and the two lane road of US-90. 
If anyone has the inkling for an adventure in West Texas, I highly recommend making the journey to a place called Valentine!

Top: Anthropologie- Similar Here and Here
Jeans: Rag & Bone- The Skinny Jean
Shoes: Everlane- The Modern Loafer