Thursday, May 28, 2009

BODIE, CALIFORNIA


Over the next few days I will be sharing glimpses of our day trip to Bodie California.

Bodie is now a state historic park with only about 5% remaining of the buildings it contained during its 1880s heyday.

This is a genuine California gold mining ghost town which is now maintained in a state of "arrested decay".

BODIE

And now my comrades all are gone;
Naught remains to toast.
They have left me here in my misery,
Like some poor wandering ghost.
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18 comments:

Pequete said...

It must feel strange to visit gohst places like this one - there are some gohst villages near the place where we live too, but on the Spanish side of the border - people are leaving small mountain villages to go to large towns and only a few old people remain, sometimes no one at all. It's a bit sad. Your picture tells that story beautifully.

Olivier said...

belle photo de cette fenetre

roentarre said...

This one really has that run down look

Fantastic texture for sure

Carmi said...

Such a powerful scene. Mournful and silent. Reminds me very much of the afternoon I spent walking through Georgetown, Colorado on a quiet, cold Sunday. I felt like I had gone back in time, and couldn't stop myself from thinking that pictures could help preserve what would inevitably crumble due to exposure.

Hilary said...

If this image is any indication.. it's going to be a great tour.

The Things We Carried said...

The quote is as haunting as the window...

Zannnie said...

This photo gives a very run-down yet old impression Bodie California, quite unusual :)

thanks for your visit and comments and do pop by today too! :) and see the twilight KFC

Zannnie
http://www.budapestdailyphoto.com

MedaM said...

Old window; a mute witness of past times, of people and events at that time! I wonder who used to look through that window or to peep behind those worn out curtains. If only the window could speak it would have many interesting stories to tell.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this picture. I am glad you are able to go on so many little adventures! You are an inspiration to me : )

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for your comments on Norma's blog...there has been an echo in the comment section since I've been filling in so I appreciate the comments!
Looking forward to your Bodie pictures.

Kate said...

It's a wonderful photo that leaves much to the imagination. One could get really interested in abandoned, historic towns after seeing this photo and reading the quote.

Mike Young said...

Hi Sue,

I know it has been awhile since I have been around.

I wanted to let you know about something that will post on my blog tomorrow. I a doing a "High Noon" photo contest and wanted you and your readers to participate.

Mike

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love stuff like this. Looking forward to the others.

Ruth said...

Don't you love an old window? Mmm, ghost town.

Moi said...

i love such places of "arrested decay"...reminds me of mining ghost towns we saw on our trips to CO and NM......I especially loved the turquoise mining ghost towns in NM.........some of them have become meccas for artists.....but for me the charm lay in the ones which were abandoned .......:) thanks for sharing yours from Bodie......there's always so much to see and learn from blogs......

tsduff said...

I love Bodie, though it has been many years since setting a foot there. Your pictures are great - capturing the "deserted-ness" of it. Love the old old wood below...

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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