Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bodie buildings~Weathered & Worn~Brenda's Photo Challenge 060610


Another photo from Bodie, CA. Bodie is an old mining town north of Mammoth, CA and June Lake. It is about 14 miles off the main road (Highway 395) and sits up on a plateau. Gold and silver were once mined there, until the mine closed in the early 1900's. The town itself was burned down in a fire started by a child about 1920. 95% of the buildings were burned. It was finally turned into a state park and you can visit Bodie during the summer months before the snows shut down the road. Several rangers live in rehabbed houses at Bodie and it is only open certain hours of the day (9:00 - 6:00 p.m.) and then the site is closed for the night. While the road is paved for about 9 miles, the rest of it is a dusty and ragged dirt road (be prepared to get your car extremely dusty and be sure you have good tires!) But, we enjoy our trips to Bodie and we try to get different photos each time. This one shows the old mining area through the doorway of a crumbling building. Brenda's Photo Challenge for June 5, 2010~~weathered and worn, that's Bodie!

4 comments:

Diane AZ said...

I like the way you framed this shot and the colors are wonderful. Bodie looks like a great place to take pictures.

Donna said...

Sorry to be late! We went out of town!
I'll be posting the Next Brenda Photo Challenge tonight and you'll have 2 weeks to get signed up for it...I always sign up Now for the next one so I can participate...hope that helps...

I LOVE this view...that poor child!
Well Done!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi,
interessante zona da visitare...
ehmmm, è restato un pò di oro e argento ?
Buona giornata :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

I love shots that are framed like this. This place is a photographer's dream...beautiful sky, too, to enhance the colors of the old walls of this building.