The Best Little Town in Texas

The buzz is all about Marfa

Words: Sam Griffin, Photography: Sam Griffin
art or ad?
bull sales on Hwy 90 near Valentine
Pinto Canyon rd RM 2810, turn off for Chinati Hot Springs
Donald Judd, part of 15 Untitled Works in Concrete at Chinati Foundation
Donald Judd, part of 15 Untitled Works in Concrete at Chinati Foundation, #2
Llama protecting the goats at Marfa Maid Dairy
Yuccas grow like weeds here, Davis Mountains in background
Century plant
from Presidio take 67 North to Marfa
Cemetery at Terlingua Ghost Town
Yes, you can play mini golf in 120 degree heat, Terlingua
signage for the old Stardust Motel
Playing on the tracks off Casa Piedra
swimming in the water tank off Casa Piedra
Mule
my casita
Feather grass
my 1974 F100 Ford pick up
Me in Big Bend National Park
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It’s not near a big city, a major airport or an outlet mall. It doesn’t have a McDonalds, a Starbucks, or most of the other familiar signs of global commercialism, just a solitary Dairy Queen. But for some, Marfa, Texas is the centre of the universe.  Filmmaker Sam Griffin explains why she keeps being drawn back.

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