Sunday, August 31, 2008

GOLD RUSH DAYS


This weekend we went to Gold Rush Days in Old Sacramento. The cobblestone streets were converted into dirt streets with horses and lots of old wagons around. There were military drills and many examples of the life and times of the gold rush and how it affected Sacramento. It was lots of fun to step back to another era right in downtown Sacramento. I thought it was a great way to spend the U.S. holiday, (called Labor Day,) weekend.
Want to see more detail? Just click on the photo.
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27 comments:

Wanda said...

Another great shot....You have such an eye for design and color and texture.


Love this one too.....

Laurie said...

That sounds like great fun. I love the photo.

Olivier said...

nous voilĂ  revenu au temps du far-west ;o)

we pick up the time of far-west o)

Ash said...

This is lovely.

I too have some "gold" in today's bloggy post :-)

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

was there a horse at the other end of the cart?
I will be posting some pics of an old gold mine, now a museum.

Kate said...

A wonderful, well-designed photo!

Maddy said...

It reminds me of the carts I have seen in my place back in India

Kim from Hiraeth said...

So glad you invited us to click on the photo and see it close up! It is fabulous.

I am learning to paint in watercolors; may I use your image as a model?

If so, I'll check back here for permission or you can email me.

: D

Merisi said...

You have really become a master of your lens! I can hear say, "Yes, Madame," each and every time you click the shutter. ;-)

Bill said...

They covered all the streets with dirt? How cool!

Beverly said...

I love your photos, Sue. The one down below of the poppy is outstanding. You have the best eye for interesting shots.

Leena said...

Such smooth, lovely colors and we can hear "the wings of history".
(Perhaps you want to see a photo from our summer cottage lake on my Aminus site, welcome! )

Reva said...

Hello, I followed your link from Lacochee Kid's blog site. I too have a sony cybershot, 8.2 mega pixels. I also have a Nikon 10.2. I love both of them and each has it's place for me. The tiny cybershot is so handy and fits in my jeans pocket which is great when we are out and active. It also takes movies with sound. The Nikon is great for when I have time to really frame and choose my shots. it's great for speed shooting as well.
Photography is so fun and fullfilling to me too and I see that you are an exceptional photographer with a great eye for detail, color patterns and balance. I love shooting the small things too, and I think our styles are similar. Hope to touch base with you again and I'll be checking out your new pics too.

Shammickite said...

I wish I could have experienced that, it would have been so much fun!
I love the wagon wheels.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've been to a few places in Cal., but not there. maybe some day...

Leena said...

Sue,
I came again and looked at your post of little pigs, and I was right! My Aminus page address was there :)
you probably did not note it from this comment.
But welcome again, Sue!

Zsolt72 said...

i also love the photo. Special angle and from this distance I can sense the material of the carriage.

Amy (Meredith Teagarden) said...

I think that sounds very interesting! Fun picture with it.

K M F said...

great shot

MedaM said...

Interesting photo, nice details and textures! Very creative and well done photo!

CG said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. I loved visiting old Sacramento although it was so hot I could hardly cope when I visited!

Thunder Maker said...

Who would have thought these would be almost like collector's items. I used to watch a blacksmith put new iron wheels on these wooden wheels. It was a strange process but worked.

Still said...

A great image to remember the past!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Cool cropping of this wagon, Sue.

Cimba7200 said...

Sounds like a great time was had in Sacramento. Wonderful. I loved your waggon wheel photo. - Dave

tsduff said...

Hey - we were there on Monday! That was my first time visiting Old Town in Sacramento. I saw those old wagons, horses and soldiers - we also took a nice cruise up the river, and rode the old steam train too while we were there. Love that picture.

AVCR8TEUR said...

I thought about going to this event. It would've been neat to see people in costumes.