19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Alone in the surreal fog of the glowing neon tourist trap, South of the Border

The parking lot of South of the Border, a bizarre neon paradise, a surreal tourist trap, was empty except for the fog, an artificial giraffe, and dimly lit palmetto trees under towering neon signs. The loneliness feels palpable of this dim yet colorful scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Hamer, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 8
Copyright: © Kristi Cipriani