Friday, December 28, 2007

original sign from the Harmony Motel

In a previous post I mentioned that the band U2 stayed at the Harmony Motel while traveling the Southwestern deserts shooting the album's cover. The popular motel, built in 1952, originally named The Roadside Refuge, is located in Twentynine Palms.

The neat, aesthetically decorated motel attracts artists. Its decor includes original paintings in some of the rooms and sculptures on the grounds. Over the years, several films have been shot there. Reasonably priced, tucked near the mountains that border Joshua Tree National Park, the Harmony Motel is one of the small, pleasant surprises you'll find in the desert.

Here's what the original sign looked like. Not sure what happened to it but I'll check into that. I hear there's a photo of the band in the lobby.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might try finding it on the W side of Donnel Hill...
..mixed in with the other old signage!