Photo © 2013 Dorian Cohen
I stuck my camera out the window of my parents' Plymouth Satellite during a vacation in Summer 1974 or 75. I was unaware at that time of the numinous connections Hotel Mars had with both Jack Kerouac and Grateful Dead.
cf. "Big Sur", 1962 : Kerouac's novel detailing descent into terminal alcoholism.
cf. Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel , 1974 L.P. Contains "Unbroken Chain" a song about the linking together of things...
The Mars was razed not long after I shot these.