Antonio at Cactus Car Wash

Antonio at Cactus Car Wash

Since moving to Atlanta last year, I have relied on Cactus Car Wash on Ponce de Leon Avenue to wash my car. How could a girl from New Mexico resist the adobe-style building with the exposed vigas (beams) and kiva fireplace adorned with a skull? The only element missing for an authentic southwest experience is the sweet scent of pinon emanating from the fireplace. Aside from the appeal of the aesthetics of the Cactus Car Wash, the folks there do a superb job at cleaning cars. The assembly line of workers is highly organized and the workers move at breakneck speed. They take pride in their work and it shows in the final product. I was welcomed by all the employees to photograph last week while my car was being washed. Anthony in particular enjoyed the attention. Above, I captured him during a more serious moment.

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3 comments
  1. margfoxon@comcast.net said:

    You have such a gift for this sort of photography. For once a gray rather than blue sky is the best color for the photograph too!

  2. Margarita Montalvo said:

    What a great picture. Funny that he would call his car wash bsns. “CACTUS”…since cacti would scratch cars. Margarita

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