Laurel, Montana | March 31st, 2023

Laurel, Montana | March 31st, 2023

Places Photos
March 31st, 2023

On March 31st, I found myself in the town of Laurel, Montana, which is just outside of Billings. I found myself there because I was in the area for a wedding, and I was covering the rehearsal dinner in Laurel.

Once the dinner concluded, I was about to drive less than a mile to my hotel room and just sit out the night.

Something told me, hey, it’s nearly sunset, this looks like an interesting town, you should go explore a little.

I turned the car around and decided to drive down the main street in Laurel. That is where something beautiful attracted my attention.

The sign for the Palace Bar & Lanes called out to me like a neon homing beacon.

When I saw it, the colors, the design, and the setting surrounding it, I knew I made the right decision.

This is what I look for when I’m on the road and have my camera handy. When I say I like to document and photograph “places”, this is what I mean.

The traces of snow on the ground, the sunset happening, and all the other little details, including some fantastic signage on a nearby building, helped make this one of my favorite photo discoveries in a long time.